“Super 8” on Ditty TV!

Hey everyone! Tune in this Wednesday June 20th to see our live music video of “Super 8” debut on Ditty TV, a television network that supports Americana and Roots Music. The video was filmed by The Ferndale Set at PJs Lager House in Detroit, and will be appearing on the Ditty TV program called The Curve.

Times to tune in!
10PM/CDT on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Rebroadcast 10AM/CDT on Thursday, June 21st

TO WATCH DITTY TV:
DittyTV is accessible on the web and on any connected device, and also on your TV set via AppleTV, FireTV, Roku, GoogleTV, Sony and LG Smart Televisions, and through cable providers with digital service , such as Mediacom, Comcast and Cox via a Tivo box. Or, online via this link: https://dittytv.com/watch/

VIDEO CREDITS BELOW

ARTIST
The Whiskey Charmers

SONG
“Super 8” – Original song by The Whiskey Charmers
Copyright 2018 Sweet Apple Pie Records

Carrie Shepard: Vocals and Guitar
Lawrence Daversa: Guitar and Backing Vocals
Ozzie Andrews: Upright Bass

SOUND ENGINEER
Mike Steciuk

VIDEOGRAPHY
Jake Wyman
Norman Huang
Aaron Batayeh

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Norman Huang

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The Whiskey Charmers Live on the WDVX Blue Plate Special – Now on Soundcloud!

Last week we traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special in front of a live audience. Ozzie Andrews joined us on upright bass and we all made waffles at the Super 8. A recording of the full show is now on Soundcloud. Have a listen!

Floorshime Zipper Boots!

Many thanks to Flooshime Zipper Boots for the great mini-review of our new album!

“The Valley is the sophomore album from Detroit band The Whiskey Charmers. The eleven tracks flawlessly blend blues rock, alt-country and folk rock into a masterful album that is sultry, swinging, heavy when it should be and intimate at all times. This is a band unafraid to show their grasp of somewhat arcane styles, by dragging them into a modern interpretation that works from start to finish. Highlighted by strong vocals and musicianship, this album is a must have. Stream and buy The Valley at the following link.” – Floorshime Zipper Boots – 10/5/2017

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Album Review by Frank Gutch Jr – No Depression

Many thanks to Frank Gutch Jr. for the great review of our new album “The Valley” in the music journal No Depression. Excerpt below. You can read the full review here.

“You know, writing reviews can sometimes be a chore, the occasional five-song EP hard to get through, but The Valley left me wanting more. In fact, the ender (“Warnings”) has me stopped in my tracks. It is reminiscent of a song I have heard many times and holds a very special place in my heart but I’ll be damned if I can remember who did it. What I do remember is that it had a major impact on me when I heard it and that I played the hell out of it for a long time. No worries. It will come to me and “Warnings” will suffice for now, but, damn, I wish I could remember. If only to compare what I consider excellent tunes.” – Frank Gutch Jr, No Depression – August 24, 2017

Album Review – The New York Daily

Many thanks to The New York Daily for the great review of our new album! Excerpts below. You can read the full review here.

“…Dark country band the Whiskey Charmers made a big splash with their 2015 debut album. Their new one, The Valley – streaming at Bandcamp – takes their Lynchian twang and shuffle and raises the energy: this is much more of a blue-flame electric rock record…. “Been looking for you lately on my lawn…been looking for you in the back of my car,” Shepard muses in the swaying, melancholy Red Wine. The album’s most epic track is Coal, a majestically gloomy, metaphorically bristling anthem that could be the Dream Syndicate at their countriest, capped off by a searing, careening Daversa solo. The album winds up with Warnings, an Americana-pop song in Halloween disguise. You have been warned: this band is going places. Catch them now before it costs you big bucks at a venue like Bowery Ballroom.” – The New York Music Daily, August 18, 2017

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American Roots UK Review

Many thanks to Mike Morrison for the great review of our new album “The Valley”! Check out an excerpt from the review below. You can read the full article here.

This is their second album and to my ears, whilst their debut was excellent, this recording leaves it a little in the shade, having pretty much defined their style on this album that has the subtlety of artists such as the Cowboy Junkies but with greater depth, textures and variety. The band consists of Carrie Shepard, who handles all lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Lawrence Daversa who plays electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar and harmony vocals and shows incredible restraint in his inventive guitar playing, knowing that less notes often equate to more in creating an atmosphere of great depth and quality….Just two albums in to their recording career and I genuinely list the Whiskey Charmers as one of my favourite 21st century bands. – Mike Morrison, American Roots UK 8.15.17

TJ Music Magazine Review of The Valley

Many thanks to Brian Rock, from the Americana Music Magazine TJ Music, for the great review of our new album The Valley! You can read the full article here.

“The Whiskey Charmers serve up another round of their signature “Country Noir” on their second studio release, The Valley. Picking up where they left off, the Charmers create a moody, atmospheric soundscape that plays like the soundtrack to a film noir/spaghetti western mashup. Simultaneously foreboding and alluring, The Whiskey Charmers music is as tempting as forbidden fruit”. – Brian Rock, TJ Music – June 9th, 2017

Detroit Metro Times Interview

Many thanks to Daniel Siwka of the Detroit Metro Times for taking the time to sit down with us and talk to us about our new album “The Valley”! Click here for the full interview!

Detroit’s Whiskey Charmers kick ass on second LP
A visit to ‘The Valley’ below
By Daniel Siwka

“The Valley is thoughtful, energetic, and improves on their thoughtful and well-crafted genre exercises. (It’s better recorded too, as the band will tell you themselves). When Metro Times last spoke to the Charmers last year, it was to spread word about their crowdfunding efforts to fund the release of the album. That didn’t go quite as planned, so let’s pick up where we left off.”

– Daniel Siwka, Detroit Metro Times 4/12/17

Twangri-La Review

Many thanks to Twangri La for this great review of our new album!

“The Valley is a keeper for sure. I know, there have been a lot of keepers this year. Don’t blame me because this has been a banner year for Americana and roots music so far. We are the beneficiaries of all this talent. Put The Whiskey Charmers on the list.” – Twangri-La 4/14/17

Three Chords and The Truth UK Review

Many thanks to Three Chords and The Truth UK for the great review of our new album!

“For a touch of expansive escapism there is no finer place to transport your mind than in the world of The Whiskey Charmers. In a dreamy haze of romanticised roaming THE VALLEY leads you on a mystical journey that frees suburbanites from any remnants of mundane reality. This is the duo’s brand new album and is a highly anticipated follow up to their self-titled debut release in 2015. The Whiskey Charmers have a core line up of Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa, hail from Detroit Michigan and are the key architects of a record successful in luring any mind wandering admirer of Americana music.”

– Three Chords and The Truth UK – April 12th, 2017