What is the Press Saying? 

 

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Clark Stacer, Jason Horowitz, Chantelle Thomas, Matt Brown and Brett Wilfrid are The Whiskey Farm

“‘From The Still’ is a perfect sophomore effort; it has everything that made ‘Middle of America’ great, and the band sounds like they entered the studio exuding even more confidence. Although they are all talented musicians, they are never competing for space or playing over each other.  You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer/more talented band that calls Madison home. ”

- Marty Finkel, Strictly Discs

 

“Bordering on folk roots and bluegrass, ‘From the Still’ is an example of how music can be fused in a way that it is not definitely one style or the other. With so much bland and uninspiringly flat music in the genre, these guys are a especially welcome listen and addition to the Red Line.”

- Red Line Roots Music Blog

 

“The honest-to-goodness bluegrass-folk-pop songs that The Whiskey Farm play are like a breath of fresh mountain air.  Everything on ‘From the Still’ is underpinned with pop hooks, first-rate musicianship, and tight harmonies.”

- Leicester Bangs Music Blog

 

“Driven by acoustic instruments, strong melodies, and multiple harmonies, the music of The Whiskey Farm is distinctly Midwestern, melding pop, folk and bluegrass.”

- Rick Tvedt, Local Sounds Magazine

 

“With strong melodies and multiple vocalists, the songs on “From the Still” feel spontaneous and robust with a warmth like old friends sharing a jug.”

- Popa’s Tunes Music Blog

 

“The songs on From the Still definitely have that original sitting-around-the-campfire quality: upbeat and acoustic guitar driven, with lots of classic harmonies and instruments weaving in and out.”

- Carell Casey, Dane101.com

 

“The Whiskey Farm specializes in homegrown folk and bluegrass, which they often crossbreed with roots rock.”

- Jessica Steinhoff, The Isthmus

 

“Winner of the 2012 award for Best Folk/Americana Song – ‘If I Were You’ – and the 2013 award for Ensemble Vocals”

- Madison Area Music Association

 

“Songs like “If I Were You” straddle the line between bluegrass and folk, blending technical wows with accessible songwriting for very pop-minded Americana.”

- The Onion A.V. Club

 

The Whiskey Farm

“Strong songs and great production.”

- Stephanie Elkins, Simply Folk, Wisconsin Public Radio

 

“Jason Horowitz has a knack for flavoring his country-pop songs with playful humor… His deftness at transitioning to songs about love and regret recalls Rhett Miller. Brett Wilfrid’s dexterous mandolin helps smooth the album’s changing moods. The backing vocal harmonies of Jen Wilfrid and Chantelle Thomas add sensuality to songs…  A big boost for the little music scene thriving here in the middle of America.”

- Rich Albertoni, The Isthmus

 

“The Whiskey Farm is a band out of Madison, WI with great tunes, killer hooks, and fantastic harmonies.  They play toe-tapping back porch songs that will make you want to get up and dance.  A real treat to listen to… they are a top notch band and deserve great things in their career.  Middle of America has a permanent place in my collection.”

- Andy Ziehli, Americana Gazette

 

“If it is true that people like to match music to their moods, then the Whiskey Farm’s Middle of America, is going to be catalogued under my list of “happy” music. As I sit writing this review, the sun is shining on a 70+ degree April day, the daffodils on my coffee table are in full bloom, and it is impossible not to be in a good mood as I listen to Middle of America.”

- Kat Kosiec, Dane101.com

 

“The band is not easily pigeonholed into a category.  There are songs from all over the music spectrum…that can only be classified within the broad genre of Americana.”

- Andy Kerber, The Daily Cardinal

 

“The Whiskey Farm is growing something special, and will be one to continue to follow as they travel down the troubadour’s road.”

- Nels Thoreson, The Troubadour’s Road