Whiskey Myers’ new album ‘Early Morning Shakes’ (out Feb 4 on Wiggy Thump/Thirty Tigers) is the culmination of years of dedication, experimentation, and refinement for the Tyler, TX-based quintet. Produced by Dave Cobb – whose credits include Jason Isbell’s recent album ‘Southeastern,’ Jamey Johnson, and both Waylon and Shooter Jennings – the result is hard-driving and immediate, steeped in the rich legacy of southern rock that inspires the band while also drawing from R&B, psychedelic rock, and string band traditions.
The group regularly sells out 1,000-capacity venues, delivering stadium-sized shows grounded in the sincerity and fun-loving energy of their bar-band roots. To preview the new songs, they’ve added an intimate pre-release show at NYC’s Hill Country Live on Nov. 18 as part of a US tour.
“I have to credit [producer Dave Cobb] for creating a natural, relaxed recording atmosphere,” says drummer Jeff Hogg. “His experience mixing country and rock in his production works perfectly for us.” One listen to the lacerating title track – “The coolest song we have ever done,” beams lead singer and principal songwriter Cody Cannon – makes clear that Cobb was an ideal choice to harness the band’s growing power and confidence. From the disarming tenderness of “Shelter from the Rain” to the winking rabble rousing in their version of outlaw forefather David Allen Coe’s “Need a Little Time Off for Bad Behavior,” the soul of Whiskey Myers comes through clearer than ever.
Over this summer, CMT’s Concrete Country premiered Whiskey Myers’ 30-minute concert special and the band is now added to regular rotation. The band’s last record enjoyed a remarkable run on the Texas Music Charts that culminated with its third single “Anna Marie” reaching #1.
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Whiskey Myers Is:
Cody Cannon – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Cody Tate – Lead Guitar, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
John Jeffers – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gary Brown – Bass
Jeff Hogg- Drums