The WhiskeyBelles

The WhiskeyBelles

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

Three Chords and the truth! Roots country music, born of gin halls and juke joints Hank Williams passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure.

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Biography

The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Belles are widely known for captivating shows featuring their own take on classic and obscure vintage-country, americana, folk-revival and roots-country tunes, with their own witty originals sprinkled in. Theyve been compared with the Pistol Annies, Dixie Chicks and The Trio (Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris & Linda Ronstadt). The 'Belles have personalities as big as the Texan skyline - they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience.

They started their musical shenanigans in May of 2011 and by July of the following year they released their debut album, Whiskey Woman, which was named one of the 10 best local albums of 2012 by Milwaukee Magazine.

They released their second album on November 30th, 2013. This release is a raucous Christmas album aptly titled, Nothin Says Christmas Like Whiskey. Sure to be a hit for the holidays!

Besides recording a new album, the WhiskeyBelles have kept a busy schedule performing over 70 shows in 2013.

They also won the 2012 WAMI award for Americana/Bluegrass Artist of the Year and have opened for country stars such as Montgomery Gentry, The Lost Trailers and The Kentucky Headhunters.

"One band that makes their performance look like more fun than legally allowed is the Whiskeybelles. Blessed with decent chops, excellent harmonies and outstanding camaraderie and charisma the Whiskeybelles delight audiences every night out." - Paddy Fineran - Scene262.com

Lyrics

Whiskey Woman

Written By: Drew Bunting

Mister I can see you looking at me
And man I know exactly what you think
You see a sweet and pretty future darling
but Mister you should see me when I drink

A beer is nice enough for watching football
A cabernet if that's the best you got
But if you want the best that I can offer
Get the whiskey out and pour me up a shot

Chorus
When the whiskey gets flowing
you'll see another side of this good girl
I'll take you out, we'll have a ball
I'll take your woman in a barroom brawl
And drink the bottom out of this old world

I used to be different kind of woman
The kind of girl to make your mama proud
But then I found a message in a bottle
And it left me wild and pissed and fun and loud

Once you get a whiskey woman started
assume you'll be awake to see the dawn
There's not a thing that you can do to tame her
Just grab the "oh shit!" handles and hang on
Chorus

Bridge:
Give me a shot of Jim Beam and a pull of Old Crow and a lick of George Dickel and a drop of that Old Grand Dad
And then a dram of Jameson's, cup of Crown Royal
and a bit of Glenlivet and I might get a little bit bad

I hope you saved a bottle for the bedroom
Now don't you start up acting all reserved
'Cause this ain't over till I say it's over
And I won't stop until I get what I deserve

I'll ride you up one side and done the other
so Mister just consider this a warning
I'll give you all that you can drink this evening
and a whiskey chaser come tomorrow morning
Chorus

Borrowed Trouble

Written By: Sara Moilanen, Brandon Seyferth, Alessandro Saso Angeletti and Tim Severns

Borrowed Trouble

I’ve been diggin this hole all day long
Knee deep in love but I’m movin on
Where’s my shovel, I’m gone and done
Still be struggle even if I run

(Chorus)
I’ve never been one to borrow trouble
I’ve never been one to borrow trouble
I’ve never been one to borrow trouble
But I’m taken it, down the road.

Got my knuckles, white on a rail
Got a home but I see a motel
When I was young I thought the world was mine
Now my mind is so hard to find

Bridge:
I guess dust is gonna fly, up a head or behind
I guess dust is gonna fly, up a head or behind
I guess dust is gonna fly, up a head or behind
I guess dust is gonna fly, up a head or behind

Discography

Whiskey Woman
Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey

Set List

Poor Little Critter on the Road - Knitters
Never Trust a Woman- Red Foley
Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby- Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch
Seven Bridges Road- Eagles
If the Sea Was Whiskey- Chris Thile
Boots are Made for Walkin- Nancy Sinatra
I’ll Fly Away- Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch
Keep on the Sunny Side- The Whites
Tortured Tangled Heart- Dixie Chicks
Pills I Took- Hank III
My Sin Is Pride- Adrienne Young
Closer to Fine- Indigo Girls
Fist City- Loretta Lynn
Chicken Fried- Zack Brown
Midnight Flyer- Eagles
Wagon Wheel- Old Crow Medicine Show
White Liar- Miranda Lambert
When I Get Low I Get High- Ella Fitzgerald
Two More Bottles of Wine- Emmy Lou Harris
Joleene- Dolly Parton
Wild Flowers- Dolly Parton
It Ain’t Me Babe- Bob Dylan
Oh Lonesome Me- Don Gibson
She’s Got You- Patsy Cline
I Want You Back- Jackson 5
We’re All Gonna Die Someday- Kasey Chambers
Keep it in Your Pantry- Lyle Lovett
California- Chrissy Dzioba
Not Afraid- Chrissy D