Ron Hotstream and the Mid City Drifters
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Ron Hotstream and the Mid City Drifters

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | AFM

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | AFM
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Americana Rockabilly




""13 Days" CD Review"

Country music is often greatly overlooked in all of it's forms in New Orleans, and it's a cryin' shame. Tucked away in clubs all over the city are the sublime, heartbreaking or playfully grinning sounds of bluegrass, honky tonk, folk and western swing just begging to be discovered. Some of the most talented and accessible of the bunch are Ron Hotstream and the Mid City Drifters - who many may know by their heaven sent "Spaghetti Western Sundays" at Banks st Bar where they were known to serve up a mix of originals, tributes and more, set to a backdrop of some of the best, growliest, gunslingery classic films. They've recently returned from one of their successful European tours and have released a disc of 12 originals and 3 covers entitled "13 Days," sure to appeal to fans of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and the great Johnny Cash. Beautifully crafted, "13 Days" is their 1st studio cd, and was recorded/produced by Mike Harvey, who is also known for producing The Hot 8 Brass Band's grammy nominated album. Self described as "Truckerbilly" or "Ameripolitan," the band incorporates vintage twang with rolling piano, lilting fiddles, and the supernatural sigh of pedal steel guitars. Rounded out by Hotstream's confident and expressive voice, and nicely complimented by the mellow and perfectly placed backing vocals, this record is a joy. Whether playful, mournful, rollicking or exalted - each track shines.
Find out more at or Melissa Crory - Sonic Boom Magazine


Ron Hotstream and The F-Holes 2011
Trucker Twang    2012
13 Days  2016



The Mid City Drifters are a New Orleans based band with a haunting yet danceable rockabilly vibe,  fronted by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Ron Hotstream. "My goal when I write is to continue to build the best possible hybrid of all the things I love to play. That includes rockabilly, surf, jump blues, murder ballads, classic trucker country, spaghetti western themes and even film noir soundtracks."

​      Ron Hotstream and the Mid City Drifters always make an impression on their audiences with their tight grooves and retro sound, Ron’s rich, resonant baritone , and their outstanding musicianship and showmanship. Fans end up dancing, stomping their feet and having a great time at their high energy shows, which are frequented by other New Orleans musicians who love what they’re doing. Hotstream is a veteran of the New Orleans music scene and has performed all over the world. He has toured in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Holland, Denmark, and Uganda, and throughout the Southern U.S. He has also
 performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bayou Boogaloo, and Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge.

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