The Great Whiskey Project
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The Great Whiskey Project

Brookfield, Illinois, United States | SELF

Brookfield, Illinois, United States | SELF
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The Great Whiskey Project formed in 2010 when a soulful singer/songwriter and an explosive Irish fiddler teamed up with other Chicago musicians to fuse foot-stomping rythms with poignant melodies. The result is a contagious new sound that will make you want to stay for another drink.

The Great Whiskey Project loves to play great songs. They are less concerned about the genre that those songs fall into. They will play traditional Irish music, Johnny Cash, Gnarls Barkley, Elvis and The White Stripes in the same set. It all works together. They are most proud of their dozens of original songs. They are constantly writing.

The fiddler, John Shine, was born in Dublin, Ireland and grew up on Chicago’s South Side, learning music from some of the city’s Irish music legends. His passion and distinct style of play have earned praise from top Irish musicians, including Liz Carroll with whom he has performed.

The musicians who comprise The Great Whiskey Project have performed together and with other musical groups at dozens of their favorite Chicago venues, including: Schubas, Subterranean, Martyrs, The Irish American Heritage Center, The Bottom Lounge, The Wise Fools Pub, The Beat Kitchen, Gunther Murphy’s, The Underground Lounge, Tommy Nevin’s, Molly Malone’s, O’Brien’s, Gilhooly’s Grand Saloon, Bridie McKenna’s, Quigley’s Irish Pub, Auld Dubliner’s, Murphy’s Pub, Sam Maquire’s, and many others.