Starting out as a few guys who just wanted to play some Flying Burrito Brothers tunes, the Driveway Thriftdwellers have emerged as a top original act in Wisconsin’s Country and Americana music scenes.

Named 2017 WAMI Country Artist of the Year, the Thriftdwellers have toured the past year in support of their critically acclaimed debut album “Cutover Country,” named a top 10 Milwaukee area album of 2016 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel declared the Thriftdwellers' 2017 Summerfest performance a “Best Of” performance for the festival, and called the band a must see live act for Summer 2017.


“Emotionally ripe, old school country.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


“Like a vintage yard sale that Merle Haggard might have thrown.” Isthmus.


“Rugged, straightforward country songwriting.” Tone Madison.

Vocals, Guitar / Jon Knudson
Pedal Steel, Vocals / Ryan Knudson
Lead Guitar, Vocals / Kyle Rightley
Bass, Vocals / Aaron Collins
Drums, Vocals / Jon Storey