The Whiskey Bottles, based out of Colorado, energize audiences with Americana/alt-country
tunes from artists such as Lucinda Williams, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt,
Lyle Lovett, and more! In addition, their original tunes follow the tradition
of the cover songs with an emphasis on intimate songwriting with catchy hooks, sparkling
melody, rich harmonies, and contagious rhythms. Born out of a desire to play good-timin'
music that connects with audiences of all ages, they guarantee you'll be tapping
your feet and singing along by the end of the night.
Their latest, Grandville, arrives on the heels of the 5th anniversary of the band. The album features twelve original songs about America. Grandville represents Anytown, USA - the blue collar dreamers, the white picket fences, the America that could have been and all that it became. The lyrics evoke images of the successes of the 1% and the struggles of the 99%. Much like the Okies heading West only to find that the grass was not all that greener on the other side, or the Rockefeller patriarchs who found unmatched riches, you've heard about these places before - the "Pink Houses" of Mellencamp, the "Glory Days" of Springsteen, the "Guitar Town" of Steve Earle, or the "Paradise" of John Prine. This is Norman Rockwell's America. Some might even say that the meaning of Grandville is the meaning of America.
There's a raw energy here, hinting at fractured politics, Midwest charm, and the grand, fearful beauty of the land. The lyrics ask the listener to set aside the rose colored glasses and see that there are two sides to the American dream, but in the face of despair there is a common bond: hope. When push comes to shove we strap on our boots and connect through music of Americana.
The Whiskey Bottles are - Molly Orlando (vocals), Barry Kardon (guitar), Andy Gaydos
(pedal steel), and Tom Post (drums).