“They have produced a set of superbly crafted songs that run the gamut from doom, despair and insecurity to coquettish seduction.” – Muff Fitzgerald, Americana UK 9/1/17
“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.” – Frank Gutch Jr, No Depression 8/14/17
“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
“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
The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to riding through the desert with the top down, or the feeling of being in some lonesome smoky bar off the side of an abandoned highway, or music from a Spaghetti Western. William P Davis (Former Deputy Director of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville) says of the band, “I’ve heard a lot of good musicians. The Whiskey Charmers remind me of no one – and, to me, that is one of the best compliments an act can receive.”
The Whiskey Charmers have released two albums, a self titled album (2015) and “The Valley” (2017) which has just received a Detroit Music Award for Best Country Recording. Three of their songs are in the new video game Detroit: Become Human, developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, released worldwide on May 25th.
Carrie and Lawrence often perform as a duo, but you can also catch them as a trio with Ozzie Andrews on upright bass, and as a four piece band adding Brian Ferriby on drums. They are back in the studio, recording their third record set to release in the summer of 2019.
4/5 Outer Limits Lounge – Hamtramck, MI
4/13 Lockhart’s BBQ (9pm) – Lake Orion, MI
4/24 Awendaw Green – Awendaw, SC
4/25 Black Marlin – Hilton Head, SC
4/26 Key Falls Inn – Pisgah Forest, NC
4/27 FR8YARD – Spartanburg, SC
4/28 The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC