The Longshore Drifters
17. November 2023 By Walter Price 1


The Longshore Drifters Eyes on the Prize is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer

The Longshore Drifters

by Walter Price

A brand new country and western outfit have arrived on the scene and if you’re a fan of seminal voices suck Dottie, Loretta, Porter, and Conway, then the UK’s The Longshore Drifters are gonna tickle your fancy.

To quote the throwback to the golden age of country duos press sheet, “The Longshore Drifters are an East Sussex quintet of duet heavy, old school country pickers who wear the influence of golden age Honky Tonk and Cosmic Country proudly on pearl snapped sleeves. A living jukebox exuding the very essence of dim lights, thick smoke, and loud loud music, two-stepping in the shadows of Conway & Loretta, Gram & Emmylou, The Drifting Cowboys and The Buckaroos.”

Written by Michelle Miller and produced by Mark J. Lee, the honky-tonkers offer up their debut single, “Eyes on the Prize”. With its bright lights and stardust stride, this is a country tune that transcends time. Highlighted by Miller’s 1970s-vibed vocals and that sweet sweet barroom swing arrangement not to mention enough tasty pedal steel to make Buddy Emmons return from the great beyond…You Betcha!

Strap on your finest vintage store western duds and stream The Longshore Drifters’ revved-up, honky tonk retelling of the tortoise and hare fable set amongst the frustrations and faded glory of life in smalltown coastal Britain “Eyes on the Prize”, here at the GTC.


Band photo via Facebook // Quotes and artwork courtesy of TLD

Written by Michelle Miller
Produced by Mark J. Lee
w/ John Hornig on pedal steel and Andys, Maby & Francis on drums and bass.

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Already firm favourites on their local scene, ‘Eyes on the Prize’ is a debut release set to gain The Longshore Drifters a place in the hearts and playlists of country music fans everywhere.” – bio

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