Whisky Trench Riders
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Whisky Trench Riders

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Rock Folk

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Whisky Trench Riders, from Montreal, Canada, are devoted to capturing an authentic folk/rock Canadiana sound focused on catchy melodies and insightful lyrics.

The Riders were founded by Ryan Bevan and Jeff Linstead, childhood friends who grew up in the same small suburban town just south of Montreal. Using a home studio as their creative base, they produced two albums in the span of a year, driven by the songwriting of Ryan Bevan and the musical ingenuity and engineering prowess of Jeff Linstead. The first, self-titled album helped the Riders form a solid fan base, upon which they have kept building, never stopping to rest from making music. Their second album, 'Underneath the Tavern Sign' took off on-line and gave Bevan and Linstead the motivation to widen their horizons, both musically as well as with respect to developing a stronger stage presence.

For their third and most recent record, the Riders expanded to include bassist Ryan Loiselle and drummer Jean-Michel Tannous, and are currently bringing their rocking live show to the bars, pubs and stages of Montreal. This last record is a bit of a departure from the previous installment. As Bevan puts it, it is a concept record of sorts: "I wanted to create a purely Canadian pub-rock album. Something that captured our national spirit; with high-energy, catchy anthems designed to unite Canadians in a feeling of national pride."

'The Long Way Home' has 13 original tracks that the band hopes reflect a common collective Canadian consciousness. "They're ultimately positive and optimistic songs, because that's who we are as a people," says Bevan. "We're always looking to a better day, despite the cold and the dark. And hey, there's always beer!"