Local Sounds Magazine

“Doc Holiday’s Last Christmas” is another cleverly-worded bit of historical storytelling, a medium in which Horowitz excels. Lyrics are Horowitz’s strong suit; there are few words wasted throughout Book of Matches, the songs flowing like poetry. The band doesn’t stray from their by-now-established formula and why would they? It’s clear that the Whiskey Farm are about as authentic as a musical group can be; the music is a clear reflection of who they are and that is a rare accomplishment. Like an old friend, you don’t want them to change, you just look forward to seeing them again. There is good reason the Whiskey Farm picked up a Madison Area Music Award for Ensemble Vocals in 2013, the harmonic blend is sensational... “What if I Don’t,” a biting take on shunning the system and breaking free of the preconceived notions of living the American way. Quite reminiscent of early Dylan and every bit as masterful lyrically.


‘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.


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.

The Onion A.V.Club

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 Isthmus

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.

Red Line Roots Music Blog

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.

Leicester Bangs 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.

Local Sounds Magazine

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

Popa's Tunes Music Blog

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

The Americana Gazette

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.


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.

The Isthmus

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

Simply Folk

Strong songs and great production.

Madison Area Music Association

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

The Daily Cardinal

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.

The Troubador's Road

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