Weatherside Whiskey Band
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Weatherside Whiskey Band

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Americana Bluegrass

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"A whiskey-swilling roadhouse outfit with jumpy harmonies." - Seattle Weekly


This five-piece country bluegrass group’s 7-track EP, Pickin’ the Pines, jumps from boot-stomping anthems saddled with 20-something worries (“26”) to rollicking Waylonesque ballads (“Oklahoma”). They might not be Seattle’s most practiced string ensemble, but what they lack in cohesiveness—and sometimes, vocal ability—they make up for with the buoyant enthusiasm they bring to their brand of jangly, road-worn tunes. Besides, with whiskey a third of their name, the oft-unpredictable Waylon would surely approve. With Lumpkins, Julie Neumark. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT - Seattle Weekly


Like a lot of bands that roll through Central Oregon, Weatherside Whiskey combines its bluegrassy instrumentation with a healthy dose of punk spirit, and an upbeat, offbeat brand of roots-rock comes out.

Unlike a lot of those bands, Weatherside Whiskey’s music has a very sort of dark and heavy feel to it. This is, I think, thanks in large part to Jacob Yackshaw’s lumbering low-end bass lines and Peter Reni’s subtle, but sound-grounding, percussion on the cajon. The Seattle band’s strong male/female harmonies lighten things up a bit, too.

Weatherside Whiskey will bring all of the above to Silver Moon Brewing tonight, and local singer-songwriter Travis Ehrenstrom will play an opening set.

Weatherside Whiskey, with Travis Ehrenstrom; 9:30 tonight; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.silvermoonbrewing.com.

— Ben Salmon - The Bulletin


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Pickin' the Pines

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Weatherside Whiskey Bands five piece alt-country and bluegrass ensemble has been resonating with Pacific Northwest crowds, and has stormed the scene with its seven-track EP, Pickin the Pines. This whiskey-swilling roadhouse outfit is renowned for its down home sound with three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and cajon.

This Seattle based group was formed in October 2011 and draws its country roots from Whidbey Island, Washington and Cody, Wyoming. The band has built a strong following with energetic stage presence, catchy melodies, and boot stomping rhythms. Their influences stem from traditional bluegrass (The Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson), country (Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash), and folk rock (Old Crow Medicine Show,
Mumford & Sons).

Whether the band is on stage, busking on a sidewalk, or jamming on a scrap wood stage under the stars, these five friends bring buoyant enthusiasm to their brand of jangly, road-worn tunes - Seattle Weekly. Tour dates and the album Pickin the Pines are available at www.weatherside.us.

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