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An Exclusive Interview with Jeff Middleton of The Dirt Drifters

on September 20, 2011 - 2:00pm

Engine 145 recently sat down with Jeff Middleton of The Dirt Drifters to discuss all things music, Willie Nelson and the 'Give Blood' campaign.  See what he had to say below or check out the original article here!

The Dirt Drifters have recently made headlines with one of the more unique marketing moves Music Row has seen in recent years. The band distributed 30,000 copies of their debut, digital-only album, This Is My Blood, as a way of building their fanbase. The “Give Blood” initiative presented concertgoers with an exclusive: a pair of physical copies, one to keep and one to share.

The

The Dirt Drifters Donate Blood to Country Fans

on September 15, 2011 - 6:24pm

The Dirt Drifters want to make more than a good first impression with country fans. They want to make some new blood brothers and sisters.

Their debut album, This Is My Blood, arrived on Tuesday (Sept. 13), and they're celebrating by giving away 30,000 copies. (Call it the infomercial approach: "Act now, and they'll throw in a juicer!" Just kidding.) With 10 songs written or co-written by the band and a guest vocal by Willie Nelson, the album benefits from a working-man's approach to songwriting and touches on dead-end jobs, family life, a changing world and, of course, cold beer.

After four

DEBUT ALBUM 'THIS IS MY BLOOD' OUT TODAY

on September 13, 2011 - 11:12am

This Is My Blood, the debut full-length album from emerging Nashville band The Dirt Drifters is out today on Warner Bros. Records!

Country Weekly Reviews 'This Is My Blood'

on September 6, 2011 - 1:08pm

Check out Country Weekly's review of 'This Is My Blood' which they gave four stars!

This road-tested group boasts tightknit sibling harmonies and an ear-pleasing tribute to the joys and tragedies of working folk and weekend warriors. Blue-collar themes (such as in standout cut “Name on My Shirt”) are woven throughout the album, landing The Dirt Drifters in the same territory of observant troubadours as John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson.

More than a hard-touring party band, the Drifters make music with well-crafted lyrics such as you use your red lipstick like a loaded gun on “Hurt

'Focus On The 615' Gives "This Is My Blood" 5 Stars!

on September 1, 2011 - 11:05am

Focus On The 615 recently reviewed The Dirt Drifter's debut album, "This Is My Blood" and gave it a 5 star rating! Check out what they had to say and then head on over to iTunes to get the album now, or grab your copy in-stores on September 13:

Rarely do I hear an album that I want to listen to each song and not skip over, at least, one or two of the songs.  I mean, that’s normal.  You’re just not going to love every song on an album.  There’s always a weak one.  Always.

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