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
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!
“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
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″
“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!
Many thanks to Digital Earbuds for the wonderful review of our music which takes the reader on an entertaining journey of our entire album! Full article here.
“I find Gentleman Jack to be a rather smooth talking soul mate. So I took my first shot of Jack, picked up my acoustic guitar, and quickly experienced the similarities between he the duo singing the first song, Elevator from their self-titled album. Carrie’s vocals and the smooth guitar of Lawrence rolled over my earbuds like the aged taste of Gentleman Jack on my taste buds. I could tell this little party was going to be an engaging one.”
Hello everyone! In just a few weeks we will be on the road to head out west to The Donkey Creek Festival in Gillette, Wyoming. We enjoyed playing the Gillette Brewfest last fall and we are very much looking forward to returning and playing this great festival. Along the way, we will be making stops in St Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs and Evergreen, Colorado. We have listed the detailed schedule below. Hitch up your wagon and see us if you can make it to any of our tour stops!