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!
Please join us on Friday April 14th at Otus Supply in Ferndale to celebrate the release of our second full-length album “The Valley”. We can’t wait to share our new music with you at this amazing new venue! We go on at 10pm and play til midnight. Free full band show! Hope to see you there.
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
In the run up to Pig and Whiskey 2014, Metro Times asked us a few questions about whiskey, music and BBQ. We posted our answers below! Read the full article to see what other the bands have to say!
Lawrence Daversa and Carrie Shepard (the Whiskey Charmers)
What was the first time you drank whiskey like?
Daversa: It was like having vertigo and the flu simultaneously.
Shepard: It was like drinking warm, mellow happiness.
Do you remember the last time you drank whiskey?
Daversa: Yes, it tasted like gasoline.
Shepard: Yes, it was at Third Street Bar (and Dangerously Delicious Pies) the night Doop & the Inside Outlaws played. It was a Jameson’s, neat.
What’s your favorite barbecue joint?
Daversa: Edley’s in Nashville.
Shepard: The Honky Tonk BBQ in Chicago, also one of our favorite places to play.
What’s your favorite whiskey?
Daversa: The one that is farthest away from me.
In your opinion, how do music, whiskey, and barbecue go together?
Daversa: We like to play for people that have eaten a large amount of barbecue and had a lot of whiskey, because that makes us sound better.
Shepard: Well, if you drink some whiskey, have a tasty slab of ribs, listen to music, then have some barbecue brisket and some more whiskey, you can’t really go wrong.
Excited to play for the first time at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. We go on tomorrow at 6pm on The Grove Stage, followed by Elden Kelly at 7pm. Come on by!
This Thursday we will be playing at Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson Michigan from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Great food, scenery, and wine delicious enough to convert a whiskey drinker.
Friday we will be playing in Rockford, Michigan at Rockford Brewing Company at their Start of Summer Beer Craft Tent Event. 8:30 to 11pm. Craft beer good enough to convert a wine drinker.
Both nights should be a lot of fun, so come on out and say hello and listen to a few tunes!
Catch a show in May!
5/1 – Metro Times Blowout Show at Paycheck’s Lounge9:30PM – Hamtramck, MI
5/15 – O’mara’s – Berkley, MI
5/16 – Cleary’s Pub – Chelsea, MI
5/23- Youngers Irish Tavern – Romeo, MI
5/24- Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI
5/30 –The Paddywagon – Richmond, KY
5/31- Southgate House Revival – Newport,KY
We will be in Northern Michigan this weekend. Schedule below. Come by and see us if you can!
8:00 to 11:00 pm
7:00 to 10:30 pm
Marsh Music House
Looking forward to playing this Saturday at The New Way Bar in Ferndale. Hope to see you! Set times and address below.
New Way Bar
23130 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, Michigan 48220