“Some bands take themselves too seriously. Whiskey for the Lady isn’t one of them.”
–Shea Conner, St. Joe Live
Missouri sextet Whiskey for the Lady celebrated the release of their debut album, “Too Many F Holes,” in Spring 2014. With a sound described by one fan as “Gogol Bordello meets The Lumineers”, the album explores the depths of hard-hitting social issues such as a frog with a drinking problem, oregano vs. parmesan, and parties that don’t require pants. It also has a serious side, with tracks like “Beautiful Things” and “Courteous Lies” engaging the listener with sweet melodies, charming vocal harmonies, and thoughtful storytelling.
Whiskey is a melting pot of eclectic styles and wildly opposite personalities – that may be the formula that makes their music so well loved by young punk rockers and old time bluegrass-lovers alike. Whether they are playing a quick festival set or a two-hour porch session, their live show is never a disappointment. Whiskey for the Lady is a powerhouse on stage, creating an energy so high and full of life that you can’t help but notice their presence and start shaking your groove thing.
What started as a basement jam rapidly turned into a full time gig for this group of musical misfits. Within two years, the band went from playing hometown bar gigs to landing slots on region festival stages. Through these festivals, they have been blessed to share the stage with some of their biggest inspirations, such as Split Lip Rayfield, Dirtfoot, Umphrey’s McGee, and Mountain Sprout.
The band looks forward to expanding their presence across the Midwest in 2015 and is currently working on writing new tracks for their second album, tentative titles including “Not quite enough F Holes”, “A smidge more F Holes would do” and “Just the right amount of F Holes.”