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Saskatoon’s The Whiskey Jerks released 4 songs with “Just a Sip”, an EP that showcases their distinctive and highly original prairie sound, blending klezmer, folk, rock, country-blues, gypsy-punk and jazz.
— The Session - Saskmusic
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BIO

Playing numerous venues and festivals from BC to Ontario (including the Saskatchewan International Jazz Festival, The Jasper Folk Music Festival, The Ness Creek Music Festival, The China Cloud in Vancouver, The Blue Chair in Edmonton, and Saskatoon’s Jazz Bassment), along with regular rotation on CBC, CKUA, CFBX, CFUR, 99.2 County FM Ryerson Radio and CFCR, The Whiskey Jerks’ sound is rife with originality, sweet vocal blends, and a distinct whiskey-soaked sensibility. The Whiskey Jerks came together when Gillian Snider, who no longer wanted to drink alone, felt it was time to expand upon her one woman accordiana show. After convincing the talented Anna Bekolay (violin), James Diakuw (clarinet), Nevin Buehler (upright bass), Peter Abonyi (guitar) and Aidan Weiman (percussion) to join her on her misadventure, The Whiskey Jerks soon began to create their own distinct niche, blending klezmer, country-blues, gypsy-punk, rock and jazz with clever lyrics, stories, and an honest prairie sound. The Whiskey Jerks will always keep you guessing...and dancing!

 
 
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Neat

by The Whiskey Jerks

If you combine a bit of klezmer, a bit of rock,  a bit of jazz-schmazz and good old-fasioned prairie gypsy folk - THEN throw some cocky lyrics and good story telling into the mix, what you get is The Whiskey Jerks debut album 'Neat.'!

 

Saskatoon's Whiskey Jerks give fusion another lively sound with Neat, a shotgun wedding but happy marriage of jazz, rock, blues and lots of klezmer music. This album can start and close the party, reeling and rocking all the way.

— The StarPhoenix

 

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Just a Sip

by The Whiskey Jerks

Saskatoon’s The Whiskey Jerks released 4 songs with “Just a Sip”, an EP that showcases their distinctive and highly original prairie sound, blending klezmer, folk, rock, country-blues, gypsy-punk and jazz.

"The Session - Saskomusic"