Fri 12/21 @ 9PM
You can never have a bad time when Cleveland’s Whisky Daredevils, self-dubbed “America’s finest country punkabilly band,” are onstage.
Frontman/vocalist Greg Miller and drummer Leo P. Love have been making this music since their days with the Cowslingers (1990-2003), and they’re experts in blending tongue-in-cheek, punk-infused rockabilly with real old-school “My baby left me and I’m crying in my beer” honky-tonk ballads.
Somehow, even after nearly three decades (15 years as Whiskey Daredevils), they keep right on chugging, with another veteran of the punkabilly scene, Rebecca “Sugar” Wildman, on bass, and Hex Mattos on guitar. And they’ve been busy. They toured Europe earlier this year, which you can read all about in detail on Miller’s blog. And they released a new record called American Songbook, their last with previous guitarist Gary Siperko. They describe it as “a collection of songs seeped in the muck of Americana while maintaining the Whiskey Daredevils skewed vision of what rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be in today’s world.” It features 10 songs that sum up the good, the bad and ugly of this always-entertaining band.
They’re performing at the Grog Shop with Americana/punk trio the Torments. Admission is $10.