The Whiskey Gentry‘s second album, Holly Grove, sets the stage for this Atlanta band to break out of their Georgia confines and become a nationally known roots music band. Lauren Staley’s lyrics and vocals are backed by a tight band of stellar players. Their second album is the first that wholly originated during the lifespan of the band, and John Keane again coaxed the best from their talents, while changing up their recording methods from song to song, partially because of its piecemeal recording process over five months, and partially because the core of the band, husband and wife, Jason Morrow and Lauren Staley, were inspired by the Sound City documentary, and wanted to record some songs fully live. Following up on a year of success, including their first European tour, The Whiskey Gentry will be touring much more in the coming year across the US. Their high-energy live show should be on your must-see list.
- The Whiskey Gentry Holly Grove on Amazon or The Whiskey Gentry on iTunes
- Old 97s on Amazon or Old 97’s on iTunes
- Butch Walker on Amazon including his recent film, Butch Walker on iTunes or Butch Walker film I forgot to mention in the radio show that Walker provides vocals on Holly Grove
- Have Gun, Will Travel on Amazon or Have Gun, Will Travel on iTunes Not only good friends of The Whiskey Gentry, but also an upcoming co-bill and the other band on that amazing poster by Conrad Garner that was noted in Buzzfeed
- The Defibulators on Amazon or Defibulators on iTunes Also good friends of the band and future tour-mates
- The Hackensaw Boys on Amazon or Hackensaw Boys on iTunes were on the same bill at Country Festival in Belgium with The Whiskey Gentry
- David Mayfield on Amazon or Woodchopper’s Ball compilation and tributes or David Mayfield on iTunes The Woodchoppers Ball – Various Artists From what I can gather, “El Cumbanchero” is a Cuban song, made famous by bossa nova bands and then adopted into bluegrass by everyone from David Grisman to David Mayfield. Please correct my information if you know more about this song than I do.