We first saw Whiskey Myers in February supporting Cadillac Three and so were stoked to see them again for a headlining show. I won’t rehearse my previous post reviewing their support slot.
Opening the night with the title track from their 2014 album ‘Early Morning Shakes’ it sets the scene for the evening of no nonsense blistering rock with tracks evenly spread from their last three albums.
Lead singer Cody Cannon whose voice is somewhere between Ryan Bingham and John Fogerty is the perfect front man exuding the right amount of cool to the proceedings.
Tonight’s it’s a battle of guitars in a Fender v Gibson ‘axe off’. It’s Cody Tate on the Fender and John Jeffers on the Gibson. They trade licks and solos all night and while a close run thing Jeffers and his Gibson just edge it. With his flamboyant fret and slide work it’s a real treat.
What I like about Whisky Myers is that they have an authenticity. They are not as raucous as Left Lane Cruiser, not as polished as Blackberry Smoke and not as derivative as Cadillac Three but they take the best bits of all three.
Highlights tonight for me are ‘Hold On’ and ‘Wild Baby Shake me’ and the two hours literally flew by.
Keep on Southern rockin y’all.