Continental Drifters

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Continental Drifters was an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991 and dissolved in New Orleans, Louisiana about a decade later. Though the line-up changed several times, at one point the band comprised a kind of college rock/indie-rock/power pop supergroup, including as it did Peter Holsapple of The dB's, Mark Walton of The Dream Syndicate, Bangle Vicki Peterson and Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills.

On April 28, 2009, the group reunited for the fifth annual Threadhead Patry in New Orleans, LA during Jazz Fest daze between, followed by a show on May 1 at the Carrolton Station, playing to a sold-out crowd.


  • The Mississippi b/w Johnny Oops (7"/45rpm, 1992, SOL)
  • Continental Drifters (1994, Monkey Hill/2001, Razor & Tie)
  • I Can't Let Go (CD, 1995, Sing Hollies in Reverse, Eggbert)
  • Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway b/w Meet On The Ledge (7"/45rpm, 1997, Black Dog)
  • Vermilion (CD, 1998, Blue Rose/1999, Razor & Tie)
  • When You Dance, I Can Really Love" (CD, 1995, This Note's for You, Too: A Tribute to Neil Young, Inbetweens)
  • Better Day (CD, 2001, Razor & Tie/Blue Rose)
  • Listen, Listen (CDEP/10", 2001, Blue Rose)
  • Nineteen Ninety-Three (CD, recorded 1993/released 2003, Blue Rose)
  • Drifted: In The Beginning & Beyond (CD, released 2015, Omnivore Recordings)

Band members[edit]

Continental Drifters (2001 promo photo) From the left: Robert Mache, Russ Brousard, Mark Walton, Susan Cowsill - Top: Vicki Peterson, Peter Holsapple
  • Mark Walton - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
  • Carlo Nuccio - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
  • Gary Eaton - Guitar, Vocals
  • Ray Ganucheau - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
  • Dan McGough - Organ, Piano
  • Peter Holsapple - Guitar, Keyboards, Accordion, Mandolin, Vocals
  • Susan Cowsill - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
  • Vicki Peterson - Guitars, Vocals
  • Robert Maché - Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
  • Russ Broussard - Drums

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