The Riftshifters formed in 2015, in Fairview, NC. The current lineup is: Robert Akers - songwriter, vocals and guitar (and an occasional turn on the drums; James T. Brown - drummer (with an occasional turn on guitar) vocals and songwriter; Deb Skolnik- keyboards, vocals, occasional percussion; Jeff Skolnik - bass and audio engineer; Jay Whitham - songwriter, guitars and vocals. In 2017 we have added an additional drummer, percussionist and singer, Lindsey Costner.
Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show calls “Mountain Made Music” host Jay Brown “the most authentic songster to come out of the Carolina High Country since a man named Doc Watson”. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has hundreds of classic songs in his repertoire as well as a hundred-odd originals. Brown’s musical tastes and talents are wide ranging, as evidenced by his membership in the Boone-based roots band The Lazybirds, Indian-flavored world music group Shantavaani and early-jazz cats Swing Guitars. In 2007 he founded The Jay Brown One-Man-Band, in which he deftly handles vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion and piano.
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