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“Now it was time for a little change of pace. A few stages over I was listening to The Whiskeybelles. This trio from Milwaukee play country music in a style that is not so popular anymore. I would describe them as a more outlaw style group, it honestly reminded me of my home back in Colorado. To help you imagine the style these girls played, think about the music you would square dance to, yeah that’s the kind. I was truly surprised at the sound that carried from just three women on stage. It adds that they all sang in an excellent harmony. The ladies had a ton of fun on stage you could tell, not shy for one second. Moving around and dancing on stage truly adds to the authenticity of their music.”

“Weekly Download | The Whiskey Belles, "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" - This week's download comes from Milwaukee's The WhiskeyBelles. Just in time for Christmas, you can download their tune "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" from their album Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey. You have a week to grab the tune before it is gone.”

“Top 10 Picks for November 2013 - 3. The Whiskeybelles release Christmas album. The country trio puts a bow on Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey - an album of Yuletide favorites and one original - just in time for the holidays. Songs given the group's harmony-heavy country/bluegrass treatment include classics like "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "I Want a Hippopatomus For Christmas" along with more contemporary hits, like Joni Mitchell's "River" and John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is Over)." The band celebrated the album's release at Club Garibaldi Saturday with The Doghouse Flowers and Chicken Wire Empire.”

“A Whiskeybelles Christmas - We caught up with the Whiskeybelles before their Christmas album was released and had a few questions for them here: Who are the Whiskeybelles? The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Belles are widely known for captivating shows featuring their own take on classic and obscure vintage-country, americana, folk-revival and roots-country tunes, with originals sprinkled in. They’ve been compared with the Pistol Annies, Dixie Chicks and The Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris & Linda Ronstadt). They are also the 2013 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Americana/Bluegrass Artist of the Year. The Whiskeybelles How’d you come to together? We met through friends, going to local shows and hanging out within the Milwaukee music community.”

“The WhiskeyBelles perform 'Mama Never Liked Christmas' from holiday album. - Between "Let It Snow," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and about a gazillion other tunes, there's no shortage of happy holiday songs to put a little spring in your Christmas step. But what about music for the people who feel Christmas is just one big pain in the posterior? Local traditional country trio the WhiskeyBelles have just the song for them in a new original holiday song, "Mama Never Liked Christmas," from the group's new holiday album, "Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey." The rest of the WhiskeyBelles' album is "more warm and fuzzy," band member Chrissy Dzioba said, including covers of "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" and "Country Christmas" by the band's muse, Loretta Lynn.”

“Best Local Albums of 2012 The WhiskeyBelles – Whiskey Women It’s tough to argue that the trio of WAMI Award regulars and festival fixtures released Milwaukee’s best album by an all-female country band this year. But even without the gender and genre modifiers, The WhiskeyBelles debut full-length, Whiskey Woman, is still a damn good release. Before the album’s July 29 release, I wrote, “The seasoned cast of award-winning Wisconsin musicians and vocalists totes ample musical depth to Whiskey Woman, through experienced instrumentation and effortlessly smooth three-part harmonies. Figuratively and literally, WhiskeyBelles stand in no man’s land. The band has too much balls to even bother acknowledging the inevitable Dixie Chicks comparisons.” Title track “Whiskey Woman” and energetic romp “Pills I Took” especially stand out on this promising eight-song introduction to a dream team of versatile vocalists. [TM]”

“Album Review: Whiskeybelles - Whiskey Woman - Since we formally introduced you to the likes of homegrown country outfit Whiskeybelles, the all-female trio has been busy accepting WAMI awards, playing strenuous stretches of shows and festivals throughout the state, and putting the finishing touches on their debut album, Whiskey Woman. Whiskey Woman springs to life in no time with the album’s raucous and appropriately appointed title track. The energetic intro song, “Whiskey Woman,” is an upbeat homage to classic country, complete with a fiddle solo, ever-present banjo backing and an array of references to liquor and bar room brawls.”

“Chrissy Dzioba, guitarist/vocalist with the Whiskeybelles - When: 3 p.m. Thursday, Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Fest experience: This will be the third Summerfest show in three years for the all-female country trio. Best fest memory: Our first big stage gig was in 2010. We played at noon, and Dierks Bentley was the main act that night, and his sound check ran 40 minutes into our set. Everyone who got into the fest was gathered around our stage to watch his sound check, and then everyone stayed for our set. It was just really, really exciting that we could get a larger fan base, more than just friends and family who had taken off work. Best fest set: I saw Prince a few years ago at the Marcus Amphitheater. That was a religious experience for me. Favorite fest drink: I always get a Honey Bear from Leinenkugel's - half Honey Weiss and half Berry Weiss. It's really good, especially on a hot summer day. Must-see gig: I'm definitely to go for Fitz and the Tantrums.”

“WhiskeyBelles has vintage country sound. - A group with "whiskey" in its name inspires imagery of a hard-hitting band rocking a seedy bar in front of a rough-and-rowdy clientele. But thanks to its crisp vintage country sound and angelic vocal harmonies, local all-female trio the WhiskeyBelles goes down smoother than the brown booze from which it takes its name.”

“Country, Folk and Americana: Together At Last - The Whiskeybelles is not your typical Milwaukee band. - Not even taking into account the band’s entirely female populace, the outfit expertly toes the line of talented original act and more-than capable cover band. Its upbeat and experienced melding of country, folk and Americana proves a welcome resident to dive bars and massive outdoor festivals alike. And at the tender age of two, the trio has managed to garner growing consideration from local promoters… not to mention a few Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards along the way.”

“It can be a lot of hard work but being in a band and performing live should be a lot of fun. One band that makes their performance look like more fun than legally allowed is the Whiskeybelles. On their website the Belles call their music "Roots country music, born of gin halls and juke joints." Blessed with decent chops, excellent harmonies and outstanding camaraderie and charisma the Whiskeybelles delight audiences every night out.”

“Right after that, we get Milwaukee's answer to the Dixie Chicks, the Whiskeybelles-- and in keeping with the oldschool theme, they're wonderfully tuneful, loose, but have perfect three part hamonies, no fake accents, and a set list that includes some nice originals along with covering Hank (Senior, that is, do I have to specify Hank Williams Senior when I'm talking about oldschool?) and Loretta. The Loretta Lynn covers especially suited these women -- a bassist, a guitarist and a fiddler -- as they were as sassy and salty as the Queen herself. I mentioned their perfect harmonies. I mean they were perfect. Yet -- and this is their gift-- the Whiskeybelles are wonderfully loose, making it sound and look easy so that the audience is engaged and involved. Really good set.....they're definitely on my "go see them again" list.”