Fog Valley Drifters


photo by The Fog Valley Drifters
The Fog Valley Drifters, based in the Monterey/ Modesto area, play a mix of traditional Bluegrass, Americana, Folk and Blues music. The band has been performing in Northern California since 1996 in venues such as Good Old Fashion Bluegrass Festival (Hollister), Bluegrass in the Foothills Festival (Plymouth), Gallo Center for the Arts (Modesto), and Plaza Linda (Camel Valley). The Drifters were finalists in the Gallo Center Valley’s Got Talent competition (2010) and were nominated for Modesto’s MAMA award in 2010 and 2011.

The band members include Al Tsacle (fiddle), Rachel Bennett, (mandolin & lead vocals), Chuck Hurd (banjo), Ross Redding (guitar & lead vocals), and Cory Welch (bass). Their current CD release, “Old Songs for New Times”, is available for purchase at