The Whiskey Daredevils might be the last honest-to-God cowpunk band standing on the American landscape.
Combining equal parts classic country, punk rock, rockabilly, surf and 60s garage, the Whiskey Daredevils continue to mine Americana music as a source of inspiration and identity. The Daredevils formed from the ashes of The Cowslingers, one of the most prominent bands in the garage/trash rock revival from the late 90s/early 2000s. Since 2004, original Cowslingers Greg Miller (vocals) and Leo P. Love (drums) have teamed up with bass player Sugar Wildman (Lords of the Highway) and now new guitarist Hex Mattos (Bomb City Royals/Hillside Stranglers) to carry the baton of their twisted vision of what American roots music is and should be in modern times as the Whiskey Daredevils.
The band has just released their 13th full length release, “American Songbook” recorded with producer John Smerek at Detroit’s Rust Belt Studios in the summer of 2017. The record mines territory the band knows well, twisting standard American roots music forms to a logical conclusion of a gumbo of their influences. The songs focus on bad decisions and modern life in the underbelly of the American Midwest. This record was the last one recorded with old guitarist Gary Siperko, who was dismissed from the band in January.
The Whiskey Daredevils are well known on the indie rock circuit, constantly out on the road. The band has showcased at SXSW, played every noteworthy indie rock club you can think of in America and Europe, and has played with a who’s who of genre friendly acts like Willie Nelson, Southern Culture on the Skids, Dale Watson. Supersuckers, the Sadies, Blackberry Smoke, Legendary Shackshakers, the Trashmen, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Whitey Morgan, Hillbilly Casino, Left Lane Cruiser, Dick Dale, Brian Setzer, John Doe, Jason and the Scorchers, Nine Pound Hammer, and almost anyone else that you can think of that sounds anything close to them. The Whiskey Daredevils are a real American rock and roll band.
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Whiskey Daredevils full length releases:
Whiskey Daredevils Greatest Hits (Drink N Drive) Whiskey Daredevils III (Drink N Drive)
The Essential Whiskey Daredevils (KO) Whiskey Daredevils Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (KO)
Whiskey Daredevils Old Favorites (KO) Live in Berlin (KO)
The Genny Session (Drink N Drive) The Very Best of the Whiskey Daredevils (KO) Nashville Surprise (Drink N Drive) The Whiskey Daredevils (Shake It) The Good Fight (Drink N Drive) The History of the Whiskey Daredevils Vol 3.
(Drink N Drive/Rookie Records)