One of folk music’s best kept secrets, Driftwood Fire has been touring nationally and internationally, quickly gaining a reputation for their albums and live performances. They have won the Chris Austin Song contest at Merlefest, the International Narrative Song contest, they have been selected as a VH-1 Suggested Artist, and their music video Appalachian Hills won the Tri-Media Film Festival.


Lynn Scharf and Charlotte Formichella of Driftwood Fire have perfected what Mary Gauthier calls “the demi-glaze,” the art of distilling a song down to its purest essence, to something that is sincere and simple and still carries weight and undeniable depth. Their songs touch on everything from history, to love, to social equality, and their live performances include a myriad of traditional folk and bluegrass tunes interspersed with charismatic storytelling and humorous banter.

"one of the most promising new bands of the year.” -Roughstock.com

I can place the Fort Collins folk duo, Driftwood Fire [among artists like], June Carter Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Australian folk songstresses the Waifs, without feeling dishonest…very much worth your time." -The Scene Magazine

"[How to Untangle a Heartache] is a crowning achievement...of style and substance."
-Glide Magazine

"...understated perfection”
-Colorado Music Buzz



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