Many thanks to The Riz for writing this great article for Canadian Beats online magazine in anticipation of our show last year at the Bassment - since that humdinger of a night, we have released our second full length album Baba Was A Bootlegger to a successful sold-out release party last December, also at the Bassment - you can find both Whiskey Jerks records on iTunes and Bandcamp, and we’ll be releasing Baba Was A Bootlegger this spring on vinyl and cd! We’re pretty darned excited, I have to say!!
“The Whiskey Jerks to play The Bassment in Saskatoon on February 23rd
ByThe Riz on February 22, 2018
As part of the Northern Soul Series, local old-school neo-country punks The Whiskey Jerks will be carousing up country chaos at The Bassment on Friday February 23rd.
A long-running fan favourite, and a staple of the Saskatoon music scene, The Whiskey Jerks are bringing their down-home, klezmer-influenced, folky-swing, roots-rock joy to Saskatoon music fans’ hearts, to promote their current project, and to create a rousing Friday night raucous!
The Whiskey Jerks’ new album, My Baba Was a Bootlegger, is in the works including the klezmer meets prairie country-rock title track, a sonic train chugging track with intermingling parts, a mix of “Istanbul Was Constantinople” travelling down the line past Folsom Prison, “Charlene” a mystic darkness-emitting dirge, “Everybody’s In a Hurry” a driving thoughtful pop tune and the Dixieland influenced “Walleyed Clyde”.
Band members Gillian Snider (accordion), Anna Bekolay (violin), James Diakuw (clarinet), Nevin Buehler (upright bass), Peter Aboyni (guitar), and Aidan Weiman (percussion) eagerly await whiskey influenced singalongs and jigging polka-influenced choices.
With opening act Fabian Minnema, The Whiskey Jerks will be creating a floor stomping, wall shaking, big cheering good time! Grab your moonshine jugs and hop on, then off the wagon, at the Bassment this Friday night!”