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Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business / Bio

Whiskey Business, based in Austin, Texas, is an 7 (sometimes more!) piece bluegrass disaster. Raised on a steady diet of punk and rock, rather than the requisite Flat & Scruggs, they push their instruments and bodies to the breaking point and beyond in a high-energy live show known for demolishing bar sales records across Texas.

A hodgepodge of blazing-fast foot stompers and dopey slur-alongs, Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business' performances must be seen to be believed, and seen twice to recall any details. Loved by misfits, punks, and hippies, disdained by traditional string bands, Whiskey Business proudly bills themselves as "The Worst Bluegrass Band in Town".

"It's very funny!"
- NPR - All Songs Considered

"The local six-piece brew a melting pot production with their twangy, boot-stomping orchestrations fused with a melodramatic, banter-fueled stage show that plays on hillbilly stereotypes."

"Amid the faint smells of whiskey and tequila, Whiskey Business had the entire venue pumping to the group's swing before the first knee-slapping, foot-stomping song was over."

"I wouldn't be surprised if the the slogan Keep Austin Weird originated when someone walked into a bar and saw Clyde & Clem's Whiskey Business playing."

"The band pours red-blooded humor and blue-collar ethos from wide-mouthed whiskey glasses directly into unwashed microphones. .... It's comedy you want to dance to."
-The Daily Texan

General Info

Band Members
Clyde Clowe, Clem Cowan- Mandolin/Guitar/Kazoo, Ol Red- Banjo, Skwerl- Upright Bass, Chubs Cox- Fiddle, Boxcar Stanley - Washboard, Smokin Guns- Harmonica
Artist Name
Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business
Profile Page
Country / Bluegrass / Drunkgrass

Contact Info

Austin, TX