“We all met by a few chance [fate] encouters over the past few decades…”
After a few private gigs including a wedding and a company holiday party, they knew they had something legitimate. As a group of seasoned musicians, it didn’t take long for Whiskey Flowers to define their own sound, mixing elements of Rock, Americana, Pop, Blues, 90’s Alternative and Folk into their songwriting. With 3 distinct songwriters, you can tell the range of influences the band has.
When asked about how it works having such different songwriting styles, Bill commented, “Hey – it worked for the Beatles.”
They made the best of the past year, writing, recording and producing their debut album The Long Road Back from home studios they built up over the last 12 months. Perhaps one of the defining characteristics of the band is the range of emotions their songs conjure up. Generally upbeat, they have a familiar, yet original vibe.
“It was a massive learning curve, but it was the most fun I’ve had in many, many years,” says Justin of his own journey into writing, recording and mixing.
“The first six months, we were just having fun, writing and recording and mixing but truly having no end goal in sight. We weren’t trying to write an album, we were just killing time until we could practice again.”
As the hellish year known as 2020 was winding down, there was a marked shift for the band.
Brian recalls, “Bill sent us the demo of Free and Clear and we all knew there was gold in that song. After we each laid down our parts and Dave put together a mix, we were all like ‘whoa, we’re ready to make an actual record!’ That was a turning point for us.”
The Long Road Back has significant meaning for the band, not only does it represent their first original work together, but also comes at a time where the country is opening back up.
“When you think about the progress we have made in the past 12 months, it is actually pretty unreal,” says Dave.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” says Justin. “We don’t know what’s going to go over yet with a live audience and we can’t wait to meet fans and share our music. Every musician at heart is a music-lover, and we’re humbled and thrilled to be on this side of the equation.”