Live Review: Whiskey Myers in Asheville

Whiskey Myers transformed the I-40 corridor into east Texas over the weekend…

A sold out crowd awaited Whiskey Myers for their first of three stops across North Carolina last Thursday night in Asheville. At capacity, fans were in position even before Yellow Feather, playing in support and hailing from just down the road in Old Fort, took to the stage.

The Grey Eagle, which hosts both seated and standing room only performances, chose the latter for Whiskey Myers and it made for an up close and personal feel to the show. Yellow Feather, led by Hunter Begley with Casey Kristofferson and Charlie Willis got things off to a great start before the main event.

Taking the stage to the title track off their latest album, Mud, lead singer Cody Cannon and his band set a tone for the remainder of the evening. Even some of the slower, less rock-style songs of Whiskey Myers enveloped more of a southern rock feel in the North Carolina mountains.

Much of the crowd was fully prepared, singing along with Cannon word for word as he gave way to the audience on more than one occasion. The small room and close quarters created loud renditions of many songs but especially, ‘Bar, Guitar and a Honky-Tonk Crowd’ as The Grey Eagle, which hosts a variety of different music from all genres transformed into just that on Thursday night.

The tight performance from a band well traveled kept their energy all evening and seemingly offered similar live performances across the state. Whiskey Myers even expressed their own gratitude for the Carolina crowds that greeted them each night of the tour.

An authentic, high energy performance highlighted by signature songs which blur the lines across many genres but create their own unique sound – Whiskey Myers left the Asheville crowd and all of North Carolina entertained and anxiously awaiting their next run toward the east coast.

FULL SETLIST 05/31/2018

Mud
Early Morning Shakes
Bar, Guitar and a Honky Tonk Crowd
Broken Window Serenade
Lightening Bugs and Rain
Deep Down in the South
Headstone
Virginia
On the River
Frogman
Bill
How Far
Ballad of a Southern Man
Home
Stone
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)

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