Whiskey Myers have brought an old sound to a new generation with their spin on classic southern rock. Cody Cannon’s tales of east Texas life, love and folklore resonate much the same way that those of Van Zandt and Allman did nearly 40 years ago. Famed producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) presided over WM’s latest effort, Early Mornin’ Shakes, which hits the street on Feb 4th. Cobb takes the strength’s of all the band members and amplifies them to great success. Longtime fans will find something to dig, and yet the music is still accessible enough for new fans to jump on board. It’s often hard for a great live band to capture that special energy in a studio setting, yet Whiskey Myers have done just that with Cobb’s help.
Our compatriot at the Dallas Observer, Kelly Dearmore, did a fantastic feature on Whiskey Myers that goes into much greater detail on the new album, as well as, the band’s origins, rise and future. In a year that will see many highly anticipated releases, Early Mornin’ Shakes just may be the record with the most riding on it. Below is a link to the lead single, “Home”, on The Drop and the official video for it.