Coming soon–Whiskey Basterds’ Redemption on Main St. in a limited edition, serial numbered double vinyl album cut at 45rpm for glorious, high fidelity sound!
Whiskey Basterds’ debut album Redemption on Main St., is now available! Written over the course of three years in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ojai, CA, it was produced by Ken Eros and April Theriault, recorded and mixed at Eros Creative and Sound, and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery.
Album Photography by Anna Webber
Album Artwork by WebberSites
REDEMPTION ON MAIN ST.
While deeply rooted in Americana music, the Whiskey Basterds are open to exploring wherever the Muses lead them, giving rise to new expressions of their sonic heritage ⎯ from folk to funk to blues, rock and beyond.
With tracks such as “Sweet Kathleen”, “Love Ray”, “Old Crow”, “Last Shot” and “Here to Stay”, the Whiskey Basterds’ debut album Redemption on Main St. presents songs wrought from blood, sweat, tears and the occasional wee dram of brown liquor.
Pour yourself a glass, sit back and let the music wash over you.
Listen & Buy
Songwriters Michael Shonafelt and Jon B. Wilder never planned to make music. Sitting down one night five years ago with two guitars and a bottle of whiskey, they stumbled over a kind of musical alchemy.
They have never looked back.
After years of friendship, and having already traversed their separate passages in life, love and loss, Shonafelt and Wilder realized their wildly disparate musical influences were not incompatible. Shonafelt, a bluegrass banjo-playing and newly-minted folk guitarist, took up vocal and rhythm guitar duties, while Wilder darted in-and-out of the tunes with British Invasion influenced melody stabs and blues-rock stings that sounded organic, sweet… complete!
The Whiskey Basterds were born.
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‘… an electric rock ‘n roll trip through the dark side.’
– Liz Cady, Americana Highways
‘Whiskey Basterds remind us that it is the tree’s abiding roots
that bring the season’s new fruit.’
– Egbert Snicklepod IV