The Whiskey River Band

The Whiskey River Band

BandRock

"I live in GA and would swear you guys were local boys from down the road. How do a bunch of guys from CT end up playing Southern Rock like that?" ~ Jim McBride, Bottle O' Blues.com

Biography

Founded in 1987, The Whiskey River Band is an original Connecticut band, playing what they call "the finest Southern Rock north of Dixie." Texas-born vocalist Tom McLear's style has been described as "Jon Bon Jovi meets Ronnie Van Zant." They were 4-time winners of The New Haven Advocate's (CT A&E paper) "Best Of" for Southern Rock/Country music - by enough of a landslide to cause them to retire the category for several years. Although they primarily play Southern and Classic Rock, they also incorporate Blues, Funk and Soul into their sets. Over their 20 year career, they've shared the stage with bands like Charlie Daniels, The Outlaws, .38 Special, Johnny Winter, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers.

Visit us at www.thewhiskeyriverband.com

Media reviews include:
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"A blitz of melody and harmony, reminiscent of the Allman Bros. They boogie with the best."
- Meriden (CT) Record-Journal

"Fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Outlaws will love this band." - Relix Magazine

"One of the region's noteworthy sextets. Tour de Force musicianship!" - Torrington (CT) Register

"These guys are the consummate party band...Be prepared to have a great time."
- The New London (CT) Day

"They are the real deal...you hear influences of Ronnie-era Skynyrd and Blackfoot, yet, they are from Southern New England!"
- SouthernFriedMagazine.com

Discography

Northern Lights In The Southern Skies, 1991
http://cdbaby.com/cd/whiskeyriver2

It's About Time, 1997
http://cdbaby.com/cd/whiskeyriver

The Whiskey River Band's music is currently on heavy rotation on internet-based stations AllSouthernRock.com (3 songs in their Top 100) and ConfederateRadio.net and on podcasts throughout the world.

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=thewhiskeyriverband

Live Concert:
http://www.archive.org/details/TheWhiskeyRiverBand-Live08092007

Set List

We prefer to do our own original music. We can also perform an evening of cover material when need be. Our repertoire includes:

Lynyrd Skynyrd
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What’s Your Name
You Got That Right
Workin' for the MCA
That Smell
Mr. Breeze
Simple Man
I Ain't The One
I Know A Little
Sweet Home Alabama

Jonathan Edwards
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Shanty

The Band
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Up On Cripple Creek
The Weight

Marshall Tucker Band
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Take The Highway
Heard It In A Love Song

J. Geils Band
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Give It To Me
Ain’t Nothin’ But A Houseparty

ZZ Top
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Fool For Your Stockings
Heard It On The X
Drivin While Blind

Blues Image
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Ride Captain Ride

The Doors
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LA Woman

The Eagles
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Take It Easy
Life In The Fast Lane

Allman Brothers
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No One Left To Run With
Soulshine
Ain't Wasting Time No More
Statesboro Blues
Don’t