It’s clear to see that the some part of the music industry is taking a turn back towards the wide-open standards of the “do it yourself” days. With the opportunity to reach so many fans in the bars, honky-tonks, dancehalls, and festivals, Whiskey South’s focus is to reach every fan, every night, in every town. It’s simple, play music, be good at it, have fun, and include each and every fan.
Thinking of Louisiana Music usually brings to mind accordions and washboards. With the band based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in the Southwest corner of the state, the members of Whiskey South have had their exposure to the Cajun and Zydeco genre for most all their lives. "Don't get me wrong at all, I have a deep pride for Cajun music and Cajun culture," says Talbot, "It is just not what I wanted to do. Besides, I'm not near talented enough to play the accordion." Although the whole band has, in some kind of way, been influenced by traditional Louisiana Music and traditional Country Music, they have all been influenced by every genre of music. Haven’t we all? "Lots of people have the idea that I only listen to the music I perform. That is so far from accurate. I listen to everything from rock to Al Green to Classical. Country, Americana, and Indie is just what flows for me."
The band feeds on the real charters of doing things the hard way. To them, there is no other option. Always taking a gig and making each one better than the last, no matter how good (or bad) the last one was, is their philosophy. Playing each song with intensity and truth is believed, by them, to be the major necessities to entertain, captivate, and build a loyal fan base. Above all, they say it’s being honest from start to finish. After the transitions, this rock solid group has been together long enough to captivate crowds and rock out venues all the way from Ft. Worth to Lafayette and rambling all around is right where they need to be.