Continental Drifters

The all-star roots-pop outfit the Continental Drifters was formed in Los Angeles in late 1991 by ex-Dream Syndicate bassist Mark Walton and expatriate New Orleans musicians Carlo Nuccio (drums) and Ray Ganucheau (guitar); after enlisting guitarist Gary Eaton and keyboardist Danny McGough, the group played each Tuesday night at the Hollywood club Raji's and attracted a fervent local following. Over time, the Continental Drifters' roster swelled to include a number of auxiliary players including ex-dB Peter Holsapple, his wife Susan Cowsill and former Bangle Vicki Peterson; after McCough left the group, Holsapple assumed keyboard duties full-time. Their debut single, "The Mississippi," followed on Bob Mould's S.O.L. label in 1992; Cowsill and Peterson soon joined on a permanent basis as well.

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