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
Many thanks to Muff Fitzerald for the amazing review of our album in Americana UK! Excerpt below. You can find the full review here.
“They have been described as country noir, outlaw, and roots, however, they prefer to describe themselves as Ameripolitan; the term coined by Dale Watson, that covers all those styles that aren’t mainstream country and which has its own annual award ceremony. Ray ‘Can you open a window?’ Benson from Asleep At The Wheel presented last year’s Ameripolitan gongs. It’s quite likely that The Valley might garner one such, this year.
The Whiskey Charmers first, critically acclaimed and eponymously named album was recorded live over 11 hours; The Valley took them 14 months. This time around they decided to track the album so they could experiment and add some overdubs. It was a very good decision. The production is excellent. They have produced a set of superbly crafted songs that run the gamut from doom, despair and insecurity to coquettish seduction, written mainly by Carrie along with breath-taking guitar work by Lawrence…” – Muff Fitzgerald, Americana UK – 9/1/2017
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
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
Many thanks to the Detroit Free Press for including us on the list of Top Ten Local Acts to see this year. You can check out the full article here. We play on Saturday at 2pm on the Bud Light Americana Stage.
Gothic Americana meets a murky, melodic roots vibe with the Whiskey Charmers. The Detroit trio’s songs sound as though they could soundtrack some modern noir film. They’re stung by a bit of the supernatural with a sweetly haunting rattle of reverb and gritty lyrical imagery. If David Lynch ran a juke joint out in the desert, or if Jim Jarmusch were throwing a hootenanny, or if Quentin Tarantino managed a cocktail lounge, the Whiskey Charmers would fit right in. 2 p.m. Saturday, Bud Light Americana Stage
We are happy to announce that our debut self-titled album has been nominated for a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Americana Recording! Members of the Detroit Music community are eligible to register and vote at www.detroitmusicawards.com. If you haven’t heard our album yet, you can click our Bandcamp link here for an easy place to stream it. Thanks for all of your support!
Many thanks to Modern Rock review for the great write up of our album!
“The Whiskey Charmers are a Detroit-based duo who strike a perfect balance between laid back country and western and edgy folk rock. With the smoky lead vocals of Carrie Shepard and the stratospheric lead guitar textures of Lawrence Daversa, the self-released and self-titled 2015 album is solid from start to finish.” – Modern Rock Review 2/11/16
Read the full review here.
Many thanks to Country Perspective for supporting our music and for the wonderful review of our album!
Click here for the full review on Country Perspective – July 11, 2015
“For the second time this year, we’ve got a fantastic album from an alt-country act out of Detroit (Whitey Morgan was the other). I don’t think The Whiskey Charmers could produce a much better debut album than this. Carrie Shepard is a very talented vocalist who could sing pretty much whatever she wants, while Lawrence Daversa dazzles me with his guitar play. It’s makes for a perfect combination. These two were made to make music with each other. ” – Country Perspective – July 11, 2015″
Many thanks to Rock and Roll Junkie for the amazing review! It is a thoroughly entertaining read, and we very much appreciate the kind words!
Click here for the full review on Rock and Roll Junkie – July 3, 2015
“The twang of both the guitar and the voice takes me to a swampy place I want to lie down and die in. Again, it’s making me happier than I have been in a while. To feel the agony in music is to feel what it is to be alive. When music can make you feel alive, then it is doing the job of saints. The Whiskey Charmers bring that dark, brooding sense you get when you enter a scary motel for the first time. This sound makes you want to drink more whiskey, even though you know full well it’s the worst idea you’ve had all night. The vocals of Carrie Shepard cut at you like a swiping switch-blade, yet rock you to sleep at the same time. The cutting guitar riffage from Lawrence Daversa walks you down a foggy beach only to find a bloody plane crash at its reaches. You feel the pain. You want to feel the pain. The pain has you flipping the record over and over so you can get at more of it.” – Rock and Roll Junkie – July 3, 2015
We are very excited and honored to be nominated for Best International Act at the 2015 Pure M Awards! All acts nominated will go through a judging process by top Irish industry heads and members of Pure M Magazine staff. The nominated list will be shortened down to a finalists list and each finalist will be invited to the live award show. Click here for the full list of nominees!