Whiskey Myers delivers, satisfies and gratifies.
Just ask any of their thousands (and ever growing) dedicated fans.
“There is just something super exciting and striking about how they appear confident and so ‘together’ as they perform,” described cowgirl Linda Essex at a recent capacity filled show in Floore’s Country Store near San Antonio, Texas.
The obvious bond they own on stage was directly hurled at the enthusiastic audience with a passionate blend of soul, country, rock, rhythm and blues—sort of a southern concoction of Jim Morrison, Ronnie Van Zant, Kurt Kobain and Gregg Allman colliding with Black Oak Arkansas, Marshall Tucker and 38 Special, stirred by an explosion of revitalized freshness.
Hard and direct.
“They came out hard and direct,” Essex, who had never seen them perform live before that night, noticed immediately. “Just like my girlfriends promised they would.”
One-by-one, girlfriends across the South are rapidly noticing the natural and high-spirited energy of this gifted band.
With almost 77,000 Facebook likes and 21,000 Twitter followers, the talented group from Tyler, Texas is made up of a friendly comradeship of boyhood friends and two sets of cousins:
Cody Cannon - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Cody Tate - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
John Jeffers - Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gary Brown - Bass
Jeff Hogg- Drums
October 30, 2013 marks the debut of “Home,” a single from their third, but yet to be released album entitled “Early Morning Shakes” which is scheduled to be out next February.
“Whiskey Myers broke into the Texas music scene with their 2008 CD ‘Road of Life’,” states one account about them on their website. “Almost immediately, fans and music critics could only wonder what these five guys were capable of.”
“The raw talent shown on the debut album turned heads, and had everybody asking ‘who are these guys’? It seemed they were constantly on the road, playing everywhere from Corpus Christi to Chicago, and earning fans with each passing show.”
“Their song ‘Anna Marie’ is my favorite,” declared Essex’s friend Ann Bennett. “I feel like it’s my song.”
Bennett’s choice, along with ‘Ballad of a Southern Man’ and ‘Bar, Guitar and a Honky-Tonk Crowd’ were offerings their loyal fans sang along with Cannon during the Floore’s venue.
Even though the evening before their San Antonio performance the band partied far into the night with students from Texas A&M in College Station, the late hours and bus drive didn’t shake their show.
We get inspired
“The enthusiasm and energy we get from our fans is motivating us even more,” commented the welcoming Cannon during their San Antonio setup. “We get inspired and it helps us dedicate ourselves to our work, to our music.”
Having grown up in the era of the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, ZZ Top and Elvis, I can assure anyone a live performance by Whiskey Myers should not be missed. They produce a rare uniqueness and vitality that most of us have not experienced in a long time.
Their current tour lists a few more Texas venues before the group goes to the 120 Tavern & Music Hall in Marietta, GA on Nov. 14.
Before their return to Texas at Midnight Rodeo in Austin on December 6th, other dates and locations include:
Nov 15 Puckett's Farm Equipment Charlotte, NC
Nov 16 Bucked Up Super Saloon Kernersville, NC
Nov 17 Hill Country BBQ Washington, DC
Nov 18 Hill Country New York, NY
Nov 21 The Jupiter Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 22 Zydeco Birmingham, AL Tickets RSVP