Produced by Grammy-Winner Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell)
Texas rockers Whiskey Myers, whose tireless touring and escaped chain gang chemistry has earned them a place as one of the leading lights of Southern rock, are releasing their new album Mud in September 2016 via Thirty Tigers. Recorded with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), Mud is a reclamation of the swagger of Lyrnyrd Skynyrd and Black Sabbath-style riffage, buoyed by flourishes of shivering gospel organ, exuberant brass, and fiery fiddles.
Mud is a natural extension of the band's raucous live sound and their dedicated approach to songcraft, from the ominous backroads buildup of album opener "On The River" to the screaming guitars on the Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) co-write "Frogman," a desert-rock blues told from the perspective of a Navy SEAL missing the comforts of his southern home. Lead singer Cody Cannon emerges as a startlingly versatile songwriter, equally adept at writing a rollicking tribute to the country gateway drug that is Hank Williams ("Hank") or a stately piano ballad that climaxes in a smoking hot twin guitar solo ("Stone"). And "Trailer We Call Home" proves Cannon has a gift for painting a portrait of working class struggles and the redemptive power of home.
For the Mud recording sessions, Whiskey Myers' five founding members - Cody Cannon (lead vocals and guitar), Cody Tate (guitar), John Jeffers (guitar), Gary Brown (bass), and Jeff Hogg (drums) - fleshed out their sound with the addition of fiddler/keyboard player Jon Knudson and percussionist Tony Kent, who are both now full-time members.