Whiskey Kill

Whiskey Kill

 South Berwick, Maine, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

Whiskey Kill is a five member band that is best described as bass slapping, pedal steel kicking, dirty country with rockabilly heat. Its influences include such bands as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Whiskey Town, BR5-49, Sun Volt, Brian Setzer, and Uncle Tupelo.

Biography

These days, the Americana genre encompasses everything from solo bluegrass artists to hard-hitting southern rock bands. While this gives performers unlimited freedom, it is important to Whiskey Kill to honor its traditional American roots. The influence of classic rockabilly, blues, gospel, and rock-n-roll music are evident in the set. Whiskey Kill is very much a New England band, and its original music is drawn from the stories told and personal experiences in a small, seacoast community. Not surprisingly, these songs echo the themes found in the music of great artists such as Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams.

Members:
Thomas Ferry-Guitar, vocals
Jose Solorzano-Upright/Electric Bass
Derek Swanson-Drums
Sean Yadisernia–Electric Guitar/Mandolin
Bruce Hilton- Pedal Steel Guitar

Lyrics

Better Man

Written By: Thomas Ferry and E. Williamson Copyright© Dirty Country Bands

Ain’t too bad a sinner
Sure as Hell ain’t no saint.
But I’m the sweet damnation
You’ve been looking for today

I’ll be a better man for you
I’ll be the only one who’s true
I’ll be a thorn in your side
But a better man for you

I used to be a Joker
And a well-mannered guy
When it’s time to show my hand,
I’ll spit fire in their eyes.

I’ll be a better man for you
I took a chance on loving you.
I’m a King by your side.
And a better man for you.

To keep that motor running
She’ll make me sweat for her
Eight cylinders are firing
I can hear that engine purr.

I’ll be a better man for you
Hot Damn, Darlin, you know it’s true.
You’ll be my shot-gun ride.
I’ll be a better man for you.

He Still Calls Her Baby

Written By: Thomas Ferry and E. Williamson Copyright© 2011 Dirty Country Bands

Supper's burning on the stove
As they're kissing on the couch
And that’s alright
Same old conversations of everything and nothing
All at once.....and yes, they're still in love

He still calls her baby
Even after all these years
Twirling around in a two step
Drunk in love they're falling again

She laughs at all the crazy little things
unfinished projects, half baked dreams
and that’s alright
A basement full of mason jars
with nuts and bolts and dusty things
He says “ I’ll need them someday “

He still calls her baby
Even after all these years
Twirling around in a two step
Drunk in love they're falling again

He still looks at her and smiles
She's the prettiest girl he's ever seen
And she.......thinks that's alright
He takes her out on Friday nights
Two for one, no candlelight
And that's just fine.

Leave My Willie Alone

Written By: Thomas Ferry and E. Williamson Copyright©2011 Dirty Country Bands

Here’s a song bout a modern outlaw
Honeysuckle Rose spinning miles and miles
Red lights flashing in the breaking dawn
Border patrol flagged the convoy down

Shadow appears through a smoky veil
Leather boots and a ponytail
Showdown at Sierra Blanca.
Dogs got a whiff of something funny.

Leave my Willie alone.
Just an old cowboy searching for a good time
Looked that Heat straight in the eye
Yes, Sir that weed is mine.

That ole Roscoe swept off his glasses
Spat a wad on a dry grass patch.
Said Boy, you gonna ruin this nation.
With speaking your mind and tax evasion.

Hauled his bones off to County Jail
Slapped him with a brand new bail.
No magic mushrooms on this trip.
Six ounces of blaze landed Willie in shit.

Leave my Willie alone
Just an old cowboy searching for a good time
Looked that Heat straight in the eye
Yes, Sir that weed is mine.

I admire a man who don’t give a damn
Lives his life but takes a stand.
Give that Highwayman his due.
Seventy-seven and still ain’t through.

Give our Willie a legal pass
He will always be smoking grass
This might be the only way
To keep him from a prison stay.

Discography

The band is currently working on its debut CD. Three songs from the new album are available for streaming, and the single, "Leave My Willie Alone" is currently offered for free download on Reverbnation.