Pinicon Drift plays its own blend of American roots music—rock, folk, pop, country, and soul. Featuring the vocals of Julie Troendle and David Pedersen, the bands approach is as straightforward as its members’ eastern Iowa roots. A shared love of songs and songwriters is reflected in the band’s choices of cover tunes by artists such as Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, and Bob Dylan. Pinicon Drift’s original material is distinctive for its catchy melodies, tight harmonies, memorable lyrics, and fine musicianship. The band’s credo is simple: Serve the song. Words don’t make a band, of course—songs and performances do. Catch Pinicon Drift onstage, and judge for yourself.