Poor Man's Whiskey
Santa Rosa, CA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Fairfield Theatre Company
Date and Time
Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 7:00pm
Poor Mans Whiskey is a guaranteed good time, and so is this band! Poor Mans Whiskey (the band) is an explosive young bluegrass and Jam band from California with a wild sense of humor. They are known to cover and play with favorites, come in costume, and get generally rowdy. If you've ever wanted to see a band dress in whiskey barrels and deliver a high octane rendition of "Dark Side Of The Moonshine," then Poor Mans Whiskey are ready and waiting to oblige. They are inviting, invigorating, and innovative, and rarely has the word "Hootenanny" been this applicable.
Recommended for fans of Yonder Mountain String Band, Twiddle, Hot Buttered Rum, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers, parties, entertainment, summertime, budget whiskey, getting outside both of your house and yourself, and anyone who likes to cut loose and get down.
Poor Man's Whiskey is a cornucopia of thumping bluegrass, high flying rock and roll, strutting disco and twangy country grit served up hot with a glass of comedy to cleanse the palate in between courses. Let it also be known that the band loves their covers. Beyond their bluegrass take on Dark Side of the Moon, members of the band have taken on The Allman Brothers and last year, celebrating their 10th anniversary, hosted Peter Rowan of the 1970's Jerry Garcia-fueled, bluegrass supergroup, Old and in the Way, for an entire set of music from the band that they call their deepest roots. That special night was also their first appearance with the String Cheese Incident's jamgrass royalty and fiddle virtuoso Michael Kang.
Catch them live and you'll understand why Poor Man's Whiskey have made it so long in the unforgiving Bay Area scene. They are talented musicians. They are clever. They have something special to offer those looking for something to dance to and something else for those who want to be challenged by the music.
They've played notable venues across the country, sold out the Fillmore and have been a staple at festivals. The Festival circuit in particular loves them, and it's not hard to see why. These California outlaw-bards bring the fest with them wherever they go with their zany stage antics and infectious songs. So why not relax with some Poor Mans Whiskey?