Whiskey River Kings

Whiskey River Kings

 Huntsville, Alabama, USA
BandFolkCountry

A blend of folk, country, southern rock and blues. We play our own original music as well as cover bands such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Dustin Kensrue, Flogging Molly, Modest Mouse and Bob Dylan. We are a lively group that puts on a feel good show and gets the crowd into the songs.

Biography

The Whiskey River Kings has been a project of Frankie Gardner and Big Dan Halbrooks for years before it's current incarnation. These two men have always talked about incorporating their love for Irish folk music into the traditional folk and blues songs that they love to write and the stories they love to tell through their lyrics. Frankie and Big Dan came together because of their love of three things: their shared Irish heritage, good whiskey and stout, and their passion to keep alive old time folk, bluegrass, and blues and make those styles more accessible to their generation.

With the addition of rock/fusion drummer Taylor Moore and folk bassist Daniel Williams, The Whiskey River Kings stumbled upon a sound unlike any other bands in their hometown of Huntsville, AL, earning them a good deal of local acclaim. Their mix of folk, country, and blues songwriting and playing coupled with the rock styles of Taylor and Dan have made for a combination that has become their trademark. Their original music pulls from a wide range of influences, from Dylan to Hendrix, and pairs upbeat rhymes and rhythms with both serious and fun themes.

The debut album "St. Jameson" will be released March 30, 2012.

Discography

LP - St. Jameson (Released March 30, 2012):
1 - O Neighbor
2 - Kentucky Lullaby
3 - Billy Murphy's Blues
4 - St. Jameson
5 - A Few Good Friends
6 - Keep Ridin'
7 - View from the Top
8 - Whiskey in the Jar
9 - Talkin' Bourbon Blues #7
10 - Round the Bend

Kentucky Lullaby, St Jameson and Keep Ridin' have been featured on 106.1 FM WTAK's Home Brew.