the Whiskey and the Devil Chaplain

the Whiskey and the Devil Chaplain


the Whiskey plays americana/folk/country. It is a knock down, energetic performance everytime, we sweat a lot. We like hand claps, we like foot stomps and tambourines. If you come to a show I promise, you will not be disappointed. We turn every venue into a Friday night juke joint.


the Whiskey and Devil Chaplain is a fantastic mix of indie roots, folk and straight ahead Americana music. Formed at the latter end of 2007 (in one form or another) the Whiskey is making a name one show at a time through their knock down live performances. The band is held together by six musicians each coming from diverse musical backgrounds. The players of the Whiskey and the Devil Chaplain create a sound that at times can be missing in the world of independent music, but they continue to play the old goods and bring with it that timeless delivery. Indeed, the eclectic mix of musicians in this band is what makes it unique, some coming from punk backgrounds, some from folk.
Their influences vary as widely as their personal backgrounds: Hernandez: Wilco, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Silos, Wrinkle Neck Mules, Langhorne Slim, Son Volt. Potorke: Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Low, Velvet Underground, Built to Spill, Smashing Pumpkins, Joy Division. Crain: Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show, Avett bros.
Most of them come from a place full of music history and small enough that if you're a musician you can bet you know the first name of every musician in town. That is how they came together over the last few months; meeting players at a fourth of July party or a random show in San Francisco. However they came to be together it has worked amazingly well and they've had a great response from people that have taken in our shows. They've played with the Truth and Salvage Company, Dark Meat/Vomit Lasers, Nashboro Cane Cutters to name a few.


EP the Whiskey and the Devil Chaplain. We have radio play on 90.7 KFSR Spectrum Radio

Set List

Instrumental, Aware, I Am A Liar, Out in the Rain, the Cowboy Song, Ache in my Belly, Oh Caroline, Angeline. Our sets are about an hour long.