Many thanks to Brian Rock of Turnstyled, Junkpiled for including us on his 2015 Top Ten Best of Americana albums list! Also on the list, JD McPherson, The Grahams, Corb Lund, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Uncle Lucius, Scott Hrabko, James McMurtry, Kacey Musgraves, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, The Mavericks, and American Aquarium. Pretty good company! You can find the full article here.
Many thanks to Jeff Milo for including us on his list of Local Top Albums of 2015! Find the full list of albums here.
THE WHISKEY CHARMERS – THE WHISKEY CHARMERS
“I’m continually charmed by the Charmers, a local duo that mine the darker sides of folk, blues and country twang to unearth a literary-tinged mysticism crossed with a quasi campy, geek sophistication; imagine if murder ballads and ghost stories had a lot of surf-rock reverb. I could imagine their music being on almost any Jim Jarmusch soundtrack.” thewhiskeycharmers.bandcamp.com/releases – Jeff Milo, December 23, 2015
Many thanks to the New York Music Daily for including us on their Best 50 Albums of 2015 list! You can see the full list and links to all of the artists here .
“Seven or eight years ago, everyone was predicting the demise of the album. That hasn’t happened, and as long as we have recording technology, it won’t. A few other predictions from the past decade, however, have come true. Albums these days tend to be shorter, and artists are releasing fewer of them. And as a result, they’re consistently better, since acts are no longer contractually obliged to record labels to churn out product regardless of whether or not they’ve got first-class material ready to go.” – New York Music Daily, December 22, 2015
The Whiskey Charmers – their debut album
Twin Peaks C&W, Appalachian gothic, dark blues and jangly rock from this shadowy, female-fronted Detroit dark Americana band. Stream it at Thewhiskeycharmers.com
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Many thanks to Soul of a Clown for taking the time to review our album. Read the full article here.
“Many of the songs have a sound that could easily transcend genres and bring The Whiskey Charmers wider success. “Straight & Narrow” is a delightful song which has a real laid back, Americana feel to it. It’s a similar story with the more upbeat sounding “Can’t Leave”. Songs like “Sidewinder” and “Parlor lights” have a wider landscape feel to them. They’re brooding, dark songs with a more epic feel to them. They have you imagining being in a late night bar, probably drinking away your sorrows.”- The Soul of a Clown, December 4th, 2015
Many thanks to The Horn in Austin, Texas for the short and sweet review of our album! Full link here.
“With a band name like the Whiskey Charmers, you may half expect to hear a group of rowdy young Irish guys, but definitely not the soothing voice of Carrie Shepard, one half of the duo that also includes Lawrence Daversa. Their self-titled debut finds the Detroit twosome playing soft Americana with a country twang, and it’s every bit as understated and beautiful as can be. Smooth and dark, like whiskey itself, Shepard and Daversa combine bluesy guitar riffs with subdued harmonies and a bit of an old fashioned soul. “Vampire” is mysterious with just the right amount of menace, and “Neon Motel Room” is mischievous and bright. Shepard’s vocals are so complemented by Daversa’s fiery electric guitar playing, adding a haunting dimension to something that might otherwise be light and pretty.”
– Maeri Ferguson, The Horn – October 8, 2015
Many thanks to the Detroit Metro Times for including us in the best new bands of 2015! We had a blast doing the cover photo shoot and are very excited to be included on the list.
You can read the full article here as well as a quick note here from the Metro Times on the making of the photo for the cover.
We are included on the list of Ameripolitan artists at www.ameripolitan.com and are eligible to be nominated for the 2016 Ameripolitan Awards which take place in Austin, Texas on February 16th. If you would like to nominate us, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and paste in/fill out any of the categories below. Our category is Honky Tonk!
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Many thanks to Vickye Fisher at For the Country Record for the great review of our album! You can read the full review here.
“If you were wondering where the roots and grit of country music had gone, you’ll find it in this album. There is a fulfilling darkness and aching quality about this record that falls in line with the genre at its best.” – Vickye Fisher, For the Country Record 8/11/15
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