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Idol Contestant Drewis Soulfully Seduces Crawdad’s Crowd

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On Thursday August 12, Dane Drewis performed at Crawdad’s on the River located at 1375 Garden Highway in Sacramento. Set on a floating stage that connects to a floating venue, the scene at Crawdad’s is unique. River wakes cause the place to rock and roll.  Boaters out on the river can pull up and dock alongside the floating venue and join in the festivities.

On this night, Drewis and his band were excited. Both Dane and his younger sister Janel are competing in the upcoming American Idol preliminaries being held first in Sacramento at Arden Fair Mall from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday August 17, and followed quickly by a round at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Thursday August 19.

The Sacramento Bee had a documentary team working to capture a much more complete story about what a day in the life of Dane Drewis is like. That Bee article, courtesy of writer Sam McMannis and photographer Autumn Cruz, is scheduled for publication on Wednesday August 18. What is certain is that whatever the day is like, when Drewis takes the stage, everything else fades away.

Drewis’ soulful style resonates through both his vocals and his six string mastery. From "Sublime" to "Pink Floyd," Drewis showcased his incredible dynamic range playing hits from various genres. His band’s original tracks brought the crowd out of their seats immediately. As with every performance, Drewis inspires a frenzy of dancing and smiling that prove his crowd-pleasing prowess.

If you haven’t seen Dane Drewis perform, he and his band will be performing courtesy of SBL Entertainment on Saturday October 16 at Harlow’s located at 2708 J Street in Sacramento.  Quinn Hedges is scheduled to open.  The show is scheduled to begin at 9:30pm, and there is a $10 cover.  For more information, check the artists’ websites, the SBL Entertainment Facebook page, the Harlow’s website, or call 916-441-4693.

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