The Lovesick Drifters

A Hank Williams Sr. Tribute Band

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Garrett Newton


At the age of 14 Garrett talked himself onto the Carolina Road tour bus headed to Florida. He worked concessions and ran errands for the band just to play two songs per show on his banjo. At the age of 17 had his own band and record deal with Pinecastle Records. His CD entitled Young Heart, Old Soul was aptly titled, because now at the age of 22, Garrett is keeping the music of Hank Williams Sr. alive as front man and rhythm guitar player for The Lovesick Drifters.

Alan Hicks


In middle school Alan’s dad would take him to the local TV station to play on a morning music show. Then at the age of 15 he began playing bass in a high school rock band that went on to tour the East Coast for the next seven years. In the late 70’s, he landed a job playing with The David Allan Coe band. He recorded three albums with DAC on Columbia Records. In the 80’s he was drafted by Clyde Mattocks as the bass player for Super Grit for next ten years. He has also worked as a session musician for numerous artists as well as a songwriter for several country artists.

Clyde Mattocks


Clyde has done it all. From producer, session musician to mentor of young aspiring musicians like Lizzy. Clyde has ditched his pedal steel and his Telecaster for a 1949 Gibson that was once owned by Don Helms, Hank's longtime steel player. In 1974 Clyde founded the Super Grit Cowboy Band. With four albums on their own Hood Swamp Records label, they had five singles chart on the Billboard Top 100 country charts. Clyde has also released albums with his bluegrass band, Highway 58 as well as solo projects. Ask any musician from Nashville to the east coast and they will tell you Clyde Mattocks is a world class musician.

Steve Shannon


Steve hails from the state of Wisconsin, where he the mid-west toured as a guitar player with several regional bands. Several years ago, he moved to North Carolina and retired from the music industry. At a chance meeting with our bass player, Steve was asked to jam with some other local musicians. After a three-hour jam session, it was imperative that he come out of retirement and join this new project.

Lizzy Tobell


At the ripe old age of 2, Lizzy started playing drums with the help of her dad Donavon, who spent several years in Nashville as a touring drummer. Lizzy has made guest appearances with bands from all different genres including, The Malpass Brothers, The Super Grit Cowboy Band, Lorraine Jordan and Country Grass, Highway 58 and scores of others. At 12 years old Lizzy is now holding down the beat in her first band.

Keith Thomas


Keith is a thirty year + member of The Bluegrass Experience where he has played guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. He has also sat in with NC regional bands such as: Grass Cats, Al Batten, Glen Dyer and also with James King and Lorraine Jordan. Though he has played bluegrass most of his life he was raised on classic country such as: Lefty, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton but most immersed in the music of Hank Williams.

  •  8/3/2024 07:00 PM
  •   100 East Washington Street, Nashville, NC, USA

Come join us at the Nash Atrs Council! We're going to give the city some Hank Tunes to remember for the rest of the year.

  • $20
  •  9/14/2024 07:30 PM
  •   300 N Raiford St, Selma, NC 27576, USA

Come listen to Hank tunes in this exquisite theatre! You'll feel like you're at home with such great hospitality.

  •  12/14/2024 07:30 PM
  •   101 Timber Pointe Ln, Garner, NC 27529, USA

We are back to give Lorraine's more of Hank tunes! Come hungry and eat at the cafe. While listing to the music, have ice creama and coffee for dessert.

  • $20
  •  7/20/2024 07:30 PM
  •   101 Timber Pointe Ln, Garner, NC 27529, USA

They loved us so much, we are back!! Get you some food, ice-cream, and/or coffee, and enjoy the show!

  • $20
  •  6/8/2024 07:30 PM
  •   6754 E Wilson St, Fountain, NC 27829, USA

We are back at this lovely store, spreading the love of Hank's music!

  • $20
  •  5/4/2024 07:30 PM
  •   101 Timber Pointe Ln, Garner, NC 27529, USA

Enjoy your favorite Hank tunes while enjoying some food, ice-cream, and coffee! Now, that's a plus!

  •  3/30/2024 07:00 PM
  •   139 S Center St, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA

Come join us at out first time ever at the Paramount Theater! We know you will enjoy the Hank music! So, come on out and have a great time!

  • $20
  •  1/27/2024 07:30 PM
  •   300 N Raiford St, Selma, NC 27576, USA

We are proud to play at Rudy Theatre!! Come join us and have fun singing Hank songs and some laughter! This is a show you don't want to miss!

  • $13
  •  1/13/2024 07:30 PM
  •   6754 E Wilson St, Fountain, NC 27829, USA

This lovely place opened up in 1917. Since then it was around three deferent stores and written in the, Bluegrass Unlimited (May 2008). Now, The Lovesick Drifters, has to opportunity to play in this beautiful town and place.

  •  1/6/2024 07:00 PM
  •   101 South Fayetteville Street, Liberty, North Carolina 27298, USA

Come celebrate a new year with us! We will give you enough Hank tunes to be singing for a while!

  • $32
  •  12/31/2023 07:00 PM
  •   120 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330, USA

This theater was built in 1925 and is now a monument to Sanford. It was featured on WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler. Now, The Lovesick Drifters has a privilege to give everyone some Hanks music to this lovely theater.

  •  11/18/2023 07:00 PM
  •   205 Gilmer Street, Reidsville, NC 27320, USA

Come listen to Hank Williams tunes in this rustic theatre built in 1929 by, the Western Electric. It was completed right before the depression! And it is still standing letting us give you a Hank experience.

  •  11/11/2023 07:00 PM
  •   493 Baileys Crossroads Road, Benson, NC, USA
  • $15
  •  11/4/2023 06:30 PM
  •   510 Kirk Adams Road, Angier, NC, USA

Bring your lounge chairs and relax too, Hank's music in the great outdoors.

  • $20
  •  9/16/2023 07:00 PM
  •   300 North Raiford Street, Selma, NC, USA

Come celebrate with us! Hank Williams Sr. would of been 100 years old!

  • $35
  •  8/5/2023 07:00 PM
  •   117 East Main Street, Marion, VA, USA

Come travel to Virginia with us! We are not the only show. You will also see Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Cain Mill Road, and more! You don't want to miss this great show. You might want to spend the weekend in Marion and see what all the town has!

  • $20
  •  3/18/2023 07:00 PM
  •   300 North Raiford Street, Selma, NC, USA

We are back at the Rudy! Come on out and say, Howdy.

  • $20
  •  2/10/2023 07:00 PM
  •   114 North Wilson Avenue, Dunn, NC, USA

Come join us in Dunn, NC at the, Stewart Theater!

  • $15
  •  1/27/2023 07:00 PM
  •   111 East Grayson Street, Galax, VA, USA

We are in Virginia to spread the love of the great, Hank Williams Sr.!

  • $15
  •  1/14/2023 07:00 PM
  •   101 Timber Drive, Garner, NC, USA

Enjoy food, dessert, and coffee while listing to good ol' Hank tunes.

  • $15
  •  10/15/2022 08:00 PM
  •   101 Timber Drive, Garner, NC, USA

Come listen to, The Lovesick Drifters while drinking coffee and eating something tasty off the menu. And don't forget some hand scooped ice-cream for dessert.

  • Garner, North Carolina, United States