The Whoreshoes

The Whoreshoes

BandCountryAmericana

This energetic female quintet has rocked bars, festivals, and barbeques from Europe to California, wowing audiences with their lively stage shows and original tunes. The new album of "whiskey-soaked sass-grass" (SPIN Magazine) is getting rave reviews on country music websites and radio stations.

Biography

This energetic female quintet has rocked bars, festivals, and barbeques from Europe to California, wowing audiences with their lively stage shows and original tunes. The Whoreshoes scorn "contemporary country" and celebrate the roots of country music with their dynamic original songs. Embraced in Europe, their new album of "whiskey-soaked sass-grass" (SPIN Magazine) is getting rave reviews on country music websites and radio stations throughout Belgium, Holland, the Netherlands, and much of North America.

In just over two years, The Whoreshoes have covered substantial territory. Highlights include: performing at the famed 2007 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the Great American Music Hall, climbing the peaks of the Sierras to the Sugarbowl Music Festival in Lake Tahoe, traveling to the balmy beach bars of Southern California and touring Belgium and Holland in 2006; along the way, sharing stages with the popular Old Crow Medicine Show and the legendary Wanda Jackson. But it is their tireless tours of local bars, barbeques and farmers markets that helped shape their impressive CD, entitled "Get Lucky".

These hard-working women know how to make a big time, anywhere and everywhere. Camilla, Joni, Lala, Emily and Diana come from varied backgrounds of music, but their mutual love for the time-honored songs of American old-time music and early honky-tonk country brings them together. Multi-instrumentalism is a trademark of the band: banjo, fiddle, guitar, lap steel, mandolin, ukulele, honky-tonk piano, upright bass, accordion, washboard and spoons are all featured in their music. Added with their sweet harmonies, and infectious original tunes, The Whoreshoes evoke the best of a bygone era and bring that boot stomping, hollering spirit direct to you!

Discography

The Whoreshoes new 2006 release, "Get Lucky" is available on cdbaby.com (http://cdbaby.com/cd/whoreshoes2). We are currently being played on ramradio.net. MP3s are available on our website,
http://www.thewhoreshoes.com

Set List

Our set list ranges from 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the venue. We tailor our sets, including more or less old time or honky tonk tunes to the occassion. We can include covers, but have a wealth of original material. Covers may include Stanley Brothers, "More to be Pitied", Louvin Brothers "Broad Minded." or "Nancy Whiskey" (traditional). Typical set list:
Cripple Creek/Jefferson Highway/All the Reasons/Lazy Gal/Well-Dressed Honky-Tonk Man/Race to the Bottom/Asheville/Orleans Parish Prison/Old Home Place/P.B.R.