The Whiskey Boys have undergone a transformation over the past year, and it has really boded well for the group. Fleshing the outfit to include 5 total members (guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin), the sound is fuller, more powerful, and really grabs you by the head with two hands, pulls you in close and screams “LISTEN!” right in your face. Singer, fiddler, songwriter, and band leader David Delaney has truly found his voice in this new line up. His voice is more confident and robust and he has matured deeply as a songwriter and lyricist.
The Crescent Moon is rising and The Whiskey Boys are back again with their second album and songs about rebellion, heartbreak, war, betrayal, whiskey, banjos, and murder most foul.
“Crescent Moon” marks the Boys’ second studio album and this time Mark and David are joined by Kyle Tuttle on Banjo, Josh Dayton on upright bass, Shawn Crowder on drums, and Adam Neely on bass.
The Whiskey Boys’ first studio album is a smooth mix of original and traditional tunes. The Boys get things going right away with “Raised Yellow Ranch” and the Americana sound doesn’t let up until the album ends with the forlorn “Marigolds”. Throughout the album the Boys draw you in with a captivating groove that builds slowly to the emotional apex of “The Sad Reel,” lingering briefly for an interlude with “The Gastely Delaney Waltz.”