Interview and Music with Dru Cutler
Dru Cutler lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn and writes songs that are influenced by Nostalgia. Cutler is a classically trained composer and electric guitar player, he pulls influences from classic rock act while incorporating symphonic elements like choir, grand piano and electric cello.
“I tend to look father and farther back, in order to move my musical language forward.”
Dru Cutler will be at the Florida Music Festival next week at the Cheyenne Saloon on April 22nd at 8:00pm. Bedford + Bowery, describes Cutler’s sound as a mix of “rock and folk, influenced by classic artists like Pink Floyd, the Beatles and the good old ’90s alt-rock”.
Dru is originally from Tampa, FL (featured on WMNF a few times) where his band Lush Progress won Creative Loafing’s “Best Music Video”. He just rocked a showcase at SXSW where he premiered his new single “Hometown” that was named “Best New Alternative” by AppleMusic.
Q: What are you looking forward to at the FMF?
A: The Cheyenne Saloon is a giant venue that used to be an opera house. It has beautiful, rich reverb and a gorgeous sound. I’ve specifically tailored a set that includes a few slower tempo “Pink Floyd-esque” tunes.
Q: What motivates you to come from New York to perform at FMF?
A: I grew up in Florida. I cut my teeth here. The music scene is actually less scattered and perhaps more supportive, because it smaller.
I met some really fantastic fans at FMF last year that still reach out to me on Facebook and Instagram inquiring about my next tour down south.
It’s also a heck of a lot warmer. 🙂
Q: When and where are you playing?
A: I’m playing at the Cheyenne Saloon at 8 PM. SAT (4/22)