Myers headed to Fat Daddy’s
Five-piece southern rock outfit Whiskey Myers is bringing their dynamic live show and a potent taste of “firewater” to Waxhachie’s Fat Daddy’s on Friday.
Led by vocalist Cody Cannon and the twin guitars of John Jeffers and Cody Tate, Whiskey Myers is setting up for their sophomore release, Firewater, due out April 26.
Produced by ex-Shooter Jennings guitarist and songwriter Leroy Powell, Whiskey Myers’ latest material is understandably Southern Rock-oriented, as evidenced by the project’s first single, “Bar, Guitar and a Honky Tonk Crowd,” yet inventive enough to reflect the band’s heart-on-their-sleeve country roots and blues influences. The close-knit group, rounded out by bassist Gary Brown and drummer Jeff Hogg, wrote nine of the 12 tracks on Firewater, with Powell contributing three songs.
“We know people are going to compare us to bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and that’s fine, we take that as a high compliment,” says Whiskey Myers lead singer, Cody Cannon. “But when they hear this new record, they’re gonna find out that there’s a whole lot more to this band. We love country music, we love rock, we love blues — and we just love to jam, period. It doesn’t matter where the music comes from. We’re constantly growing as a band, so I’m not even sure we’ve thought too much about what we are or where we’re going.”
For the past two years, the band has toured extensively throughout Oklahoma, New Mexico and their home state of Texas, honing their live show and stopping only long enough to write and record the follow-up to their 2008 debut, Road of Life. The independent release produced a Top 10 single on the Texas Music Chart with “Lonely East TX Nights” and two Top 15 singles (“Summer 2005” and “Road of Life”). Since its release, Road of Life has sold more than 15,000 copies, due in part to the band’s aggressive touring schedule.
The group has since opened up for some of Country music’s hottest acts, including Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Randy Houser. They have also shared stages with fellow Texas favorites like Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers Band and Eli Young Band.