Drayton Farley Impresses With First Full Band Album, ‘Twenty On High’

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Hayley Gjertsen

Drayton Farley just created a masterpiece.

After the Alabama released a number of stellar singles like “Above My Head” and “Norfolk Blues,” we knew this project had potential to be one of the top albums of the year…

And it’s only March.

The aspect of Farley’s music that sets him apart from the rest, is the fact he sings about the difficult, honest conversations that many artists tend to avoid.

From his frustrations with the current world we live in, to personal battles, and full blown fictional stories that feel like they could happen in your own backyard, Farley is about as raw and authentic as it gets.

Seriously, it’s like you can feel the emotion and honesty with every song he sings, which proves just how personal each song is to Farley.

With that being said, he officially dropped his latest album, and first full band album I should add, Twenty on High today.

Farley expressed his excitement for the new record, calling it his “best work yet:”

“My new album, ‘Twenty on High’ will serve as my breakout record and I believe these ten new songs to be my absolute best work yet. This album will be my first ever full band release. The goal was to keep the songs honest and true and their stories at the forefront.

To have the music serve the song but still make a record that would stand the test of time. I believe that’s exactly what we’ve done here and I couldn’t be prouder.” 

Produced by Sadler Vaden, who has also done work with Morgan Wade, the project was recorded at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

Give it a listen, you won’t regret it.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“Devil’s In NOLA”

“The Alabama Moon”

“Twenty On High”

“Stop The Clock”


1. Stop the Clock
2. Norfolk Blues
3. Wasted Youth
4. Above My Head
5. Twenty on High
6. Something Wrong (Inside My Head)
7. Devil’s In NOLA
8. How to Feel Again
9. The Alabama Moon
10. All My Yesterdays Have


March 3—Lexington, KY—The Burl
March 4—Pineville, KY—Bell Theater
Mach 5—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley
March 16—Spicewood, TX—Luck Reunion
March 18—Columbia, SC—St. Pat’s in Five Points 2023
March 31—Winchester, VA—Bright Box Theater
April 1—Washington, DC—Songbyrd
April 2—Wilmington, DE—The Queen*
April 4—Norfolk, VA—The NorVa*
April 5—Richmond, VA—The National*
April 7—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*
April 8—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*
April 9—Charleston, SC—The Refinery*
April 11—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre*
April 12—Tallahassee, FL—The Moon*
April 14—McCaysville, GA—Tooneys+
April 15—Helena, AL—Old Town Live
April 16—Destin, FL—Club LA*
April 18—New Orleans, LA—Joy Theater*
April 19—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*
April 20—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s*
May 5—Orange Beach, AL—The Wharf†
May 6—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater†
May 11—Evansville, IN—Ford Center†
June 24—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle+
July 14—Whitefish, MT—Under The Big Sky Festival

*supporting Lukas Nelson & POTR
+supporting 49 Winchester
†supporting Whiskey Myers

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A beer bottle on a dock