Whiskey Myers Posts Photo from Studio, Potentially Hinting at New Music to Come

by Jennifer Shea
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Country-rock band Whiskey Myers is back in the studio.

The band has just posted a cool new photo to Instagram of their group at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas. 

Whiskey Myers Have Their Roots in Country

Whiskey Myers consists of guitarist John Jeffers, singer Cody Cannon, guitarist Cody Tate, drummer Jeff Hogg, bassist Jamey Gleaves and keyboardist Tony Kent.

The band oscillates between country and rock. They say that while their roots are in country, they don’t want to be bound by any one format.

“We’re from the country, and we grew up on that,” Cannon told Rolling Stone in 2019. “But we never thought about cutting anything like that to fit a format. It’s a cliché, but it’s honest, and it really just comes out that way, being true to your own sound.”

Whiskey Myers opened for the Rolling Stones on the latter’s No Filter Tour. But they’ve played with a range of different fellow musicians, and their own catalog of music offers plenty of variety.

“We understand what kind of music we play,” Jeffers said. “In that we can go and tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd, open for the Stones, and then go play with Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert, and then do a tour with Shinedown. Once we get in the studio, there’s no telling how the songs will turn out: a rock song can be a country song, a country song can turn out to be a rock song. We always said let the music speak for itself. Hell, the Stones were one of the best country bands in the world.”

The ‘Yellowstone’ Connection

“Yellowstone” fans may recognize the group from their cameo performing in a bar in one episode. At the very least, fans of the show may find the group’s music a bit familiar. They’ve played a part in the “Yellowstone” soundtrack.

“It helped us tremendously,” Cannon said of their appearances on “Yellowstone.” “To reach that many people at one time, especially as an independent band, you don’t have the type of pull to do that. Every time you get to do something like that or open for the Rolling Stones, you reach people you couldn’t normally have gotten to by going around and playing every night.”

There’s no word yet on when their new music will drop. However, the sound quality should be pretty good. The Neve Control Room, where they took their pictures, offers an 80-channel vintage Neve 8078 Console that was used to record musicians like Diana Ross, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 and Madonna.  

Moreover, the list of artists who have recorded songs at Sonic Ranch also includes Fiona Apple, Animal Collective, Bon Iver, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jenny Lewis, The Mountain Goats, Jello Biafra, Explosions in the Sky and Flogging Molly.

As for what Whiskey Myers are recording there, fans will just have to wait with eager ears.

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