It been a while since we got new music from Whiskey Myers but when you’re on tour sharing the stage with Lynyrd Skynyard, Hank Williams Jr and Jamey Johnson you get cut some slack. When the band announced the new album and tour fans grabbed tickets as soon as they went on sale. Selling out venues all along the tour. Friday nights stop at Chicago Vic Theater was no different.
The southern work ethic has stuck with the boys and have still found time to reunite with acclaimed Producer Dave Cobb, for their new album . ‘Mud’ pushes the band to new heights and if you had a hard time defining Whiskey Myers before things may have just got a bit tougher. ‘Mud” is raw emotion full of faith, pride, defiance.
“Where you come from and where you grew up influences your music a lot,” says Cannon. “As a band, we don’t go into the studio with any preconceived theme. You just sit down and you write and the songs come out naturally.”
With keyboardist Jon Knudson and Tony Kent percussion now becoming full time members has helped the band and the new album grow in both sound and versatility. When asked about the new additions Cannon had this to say “They bring a great energy, and I think it’s really helped our sound and makes the band more versatile,” explains Cannon. “There’s less room onstage now, but sometimes a family grows.”
Friday night show featured a mix from each of the three albums including from Man, Early Morning and the title track form the new album Mud.