The Paradise Drifters are a Seattle band playing honky-tonk inspired original songs that will get you dancing and singing along to tales of love, heartbreak & whiskey.

 The Drifters are: Carmen Ficarra, guitar and vocals. Kate Lichtenstein, guitar, fiddle, piano and vocals. Tom Collicott, lead guitar. Alex MacLeod, drums and vocals. Matt Setter, bass.

For booking information, contact Carmen Ficarra at:


BELLTOWN YACHT CLUB, Thursday April 4th – late night!

2320 1st Avenue Alleyway Entrance, Seattle, WA 98121

We’ll be playing a late night show – Thursday night, April 4th – at the Belltown Yacht Club. Leave your boat shoes and ascots at home – this is subterranean house of live music under the quirky and awesome Screwdriver Bar in Seattle’s Belltown. We’ll be playing in a lineup that includes Jimmy Touzel, a San Francisco artist of talent and twang, and Broken Hat, a duo featuring Gina Astesana and Chris Chronopoulos. Doors open at 8pm, with music starting at 9pm. Paradise Drifters will close out the night, so fortify yourselves for a 11pm-ish show! Tickets are ~$16, and the Belltown Yacht Club is a 21+ venue.

WHITE CENTER EAGLES CLUB – May 17th, Friday Night 7:30 – 10:30pm

10452 15th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

White Center Eagles FB page


Twisp Valley Grange,  Twisp, WA

The Hidden Door, Shoreline, WA

Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle, WA

The Shanty Tavern, Seattle, WA

Royal Room, Seattle, WA

Portland Oldtime Gathering, Portland, OR

The Sunset Tavern

The Tractor Tavern

Tim’s Tavern

White Center Eagles Club

Seattle Old Growth Oldtime Festival

Little Red Hen Country Dance Night, Seattle WA

Kulshen Brewing, Bellingham WA


All songs written by Carmen Ficarra or Kate Lichtenstein. © All rights reserved.

I’m the One (Who Just Can’t Win)

Like You Treated Me 

An Old Heart

She’s With Her Kind Now 

World of Regret

Big thanks to Johnny Calcagno for engineering and mixing the above studio  demo recordings.


You Know Me Too Well – Live at the Royal Room in Seattle

Not Enough Dawn – Live at the Royal Room in Seattle

I’m So Blue – Live at the Royal Room in Seattle

Nothing More To Say – Live at the Royal Room in Seattle

Lonesome – Live at the Royal Room in Seattle

Paradise Drifters at the Spare Room Lounge Portland Oregon

Photo by Johnny Calcagno