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Whiskey Myers

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

Whiskey Myers

Goodbye June

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Wooly's

Des Moines, IA

$15.00 - $17.00

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This event is all ages

Whiskey Myers
Whiskey Myers
In a modest rent house in the small East Texas town of Elkhart, Texas, Cody Cannon and Cody Tate began to write music, only dreaming of the success that is sure to follow. They began to incorporate the talent and imagination of friend and guitarist John Jeffers. At that time, they called themselves Lucky Southern, though they had only three members. As time passed, with their inspiration mounting, they moved to Tyler, Texas. There they met up with Jeff Hogg, a mutual friend and drummer from Palestine, Texas, and Gary Brown, a bass guitarist who had grown up in Neches, Texas. They came together and came to be known as Whiskey Myers.

Soon, the group was playing private parties on flatbed trailers in small towns around East Texas. The sound they emitted was something more unique than anyone had expected. From their first show in Montalba, Texas, a young Whiskey Myers was hooked on performing, and the crowds were hooked on them. In the spring of 2007, they were given the opportunity to open for Roger Creager at Gator's Bar and Grill in Gun Barrel City, Texas. The club owner was so impressed by their performance and the crowd that had come to the stage that he asked them to come back the next weekend to open for The Eli Young Band. From then on, popularity for the band began to swell. They were heard on live stages all over East Texas, in interviews on local radio stations, and seen on television giving live interviews. Suddenly it seemed that the whole region knew who Whiskey Myers was, and everyone was becoming familiar with their high energy twin guitars, soulful vocals, and unstoppable rhythm.
Whiskey Myers' musical style was forged from several different genres of music from several different eras. The most obvious of these are the blues rock jam bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and Led Zeppelin. Whiskey Myers takes the blues rock genre and mixes it with modern day Texas Country such as Reckless Kelly, Randy Rogers, and Cross Canadian Ragweed to derive a new sound that is sure to take concert listeners on an atmospheric roller coaster. With a sound like no other and a stage presence that captivates anyone close enough to notice, a live concert performed by this young band is something that must be seen to be believed. The Tyler area has been instrumental in the development of Whiskey Myers from a group of musicians to a band. As the group continues to expand its fan base, new listeners all over Texas are beginning to recognize their talent. They continue to engulf listeners with their sound, ensuring that the name Whiskey Myers is one that will be remembered for ages to come.
Band Interests
Whiskey, Jagerbombs, Fishing, Camping, Four-Wheelers
Artists We Also Like
Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pink Floyd, Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Reckless Kelly, Mike McClure, Jason Boland
Goodbye June
Growing up scattered throughout the South and Midwest, cousins Landon Milbourn, Brandon Qualkenbush, and Tyler Baker had longtime plans of forming a band. Then in June 2005, Baker's brother was tragically killed in a car accident while home on military leave. "It wasn't until after Shane passed away that we decided to finally make this happen, and to focus on writing music that felt really meaningful to us," notes Qualkenbush. Having chosen a name to mark the month of Shane's death, Goodbye June soon forged a heavy, soulful sound that fused Milbourn's ferocious vocals with Qualkenbush and Baker's brilliantly gritty guitar work.

In 2012, Goodbye June inked a deal with Nashville-based record label Cotton Valley Music, which eventually paved the way for their signing to Interscope Records in early 2016.

Goodbye June are now making their debut with the Danger In The Morning EP (Cotton Valley Music/Interscope Records), created in the thriving rock scene of their adopted hometown of Nashville, TN. The band worked closely with producer Paul Moak (The Weeks, Joy Williams of Civil Wars) to carve out a selection of songs that reveal both their frenetic energy and dynamic musicality.

Since their start, playing live has been essential to the lifeblood of the band. With recent performances including dates with ZZ Top, Forecastle Festival, Live on the Green, Louder Than Life Festival, and a European swing, the band delivers a show that Milbourn describes as "sweaty and dirty, with hair flying everywhere and tambourines getting broken and me falling down every once in a while."

Now at work on a full-length debut to be released in 2017, Goodbye June is focused on channeling that raw energy into their studio output. "There's definitely a structure to the madness with this band," Qualkenbush points out. "We want to give people the kind of rock-and-roll experience that's a little harder to come by these days-and hopefully they'll come away with something that has real meaning.
Venue Information:
Wooly's
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
http://woolysdm.com/