Acoustic garage rock. Camel City Drivers are a trio hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who play a pared-down mix of blues and alt-country. Ten Ways in Winter, their second CD release, showcases a broad swath of musical influences ranging from Uncle Tupelo to Morphine. The songs reflect the band's Southern roots, as portraits of roguish local characters give way to notes of abandonment and heartbreak.
The band's lineup is composed of singer and guitarist Amos Barclay, lead guitarist Jacob Chapman, and singer and mandolin player Ashley Knight. The lonesome harmonies of Knight and Barclay ride alongside Chapman's bluesy guitar work, weaving a surprisingly layered sound for a band composed of only three musicians.
The music of Camel City Drivers is also featured prominently in the upcoming film Barbecue is a Noun, a documentary about barbecue in the Carolinas.