From The Whiskey Farm
The Whiskey Farm is an Americana and folk rock back from Madison, Wisconsin. Formed in 2010,the band released their first record, Middle of America, in 2011 and in 2012 won the Madison Area Music Award (MAMA) for Best Americana/Folk song for the lead track, “If I Were You.” The Onion A.V. Club described The Whiskey Farm as “straddling the line between bluegrass and folk, blending technical wows with accessible songwriting for very pop-minded Americana.” The Americana Gazette wrote that they have “great tunes, killer hooks, and fantastic harmonies,” and The Isthmus called them “a big boost for the little music scene thriving here in the middle of America.” The band features multi-instrumentalists and layered harmonies in lyric-driven songs. In 2013, The Whiskey Farm won the MAMA for Best Ensemble Vocals, and they released their second full- length album, From the Still. Their third record, Book of Matches (2015) was described by Local Sounds as “another fine recording that exemplifies the Midwestern ethos.” Recently, the band has turned to using their music for social and political activism. In 2017, they released Songs of Resistance, a record of original political music, and they have played numerous benefits for prosocial organizations.