“It was chaos. It was inexplicable. It was in no way controllable, although attempts were made. Was it the music? Was it the personalities? Was it the audience? Was there a difference? The real story of the Drovers should probably never be told.” – Mike
Although it may seem as though The Drovers evaporated, there has been a good bit of activity over the years. In addition to the (very) occasional live performance, the Drovers recording studio – Studio de Luxe – has been busy: songs, tunes, experimental bits, demos, as well as music for dance, theater and film. This has resulted in a backlog of Drover and Drover-esque music. Available now is “More Than Live … and more” which features selections from our 2014 show at the Abbey pub in Chicago and studio productions from various periods of the band’s history.
Also of possible interest is an extension of the Drovers family called “The Drovers Unlimited Orchestra”. This ensemble features some of the greats of traditional music, some of the greats of modern jazz. And some Drovers. The Orchestra has an on-going series of recordings which will be available soon.
Thanks to everyone for all the years of support and enthusiasm.