Although they are still a relatively new band, Charlottesville, Virginia based Chamomile and Whiskey has been impressing audiences throughout the state and beyond with their unique style of “mountainous folk rock”. As an enthusiastic quintet of talented musicians, the band writes their own intelligent lyrics and fills their songs with memorable hooks tinged with Irish influences. It’s almost impossible to watch them without tapping a foot, or smiling broadly. It’s clear that the band loves what they do, and their devotion quickly spreads to the audience.
Chamomile and Whiskey is part of County Wide Music, a new record label that nurtures collaboration and respect between its musicians. In an industry that’s normally dominated by contractual negotiations, County Wide Music proves that there are deeper connections to explore.
On April 14th, Chamomile and Whiskey will release their debut EP, “The Barn Sessions”, which will be available for purchase at the label’s website. As a collection of four songs, all of the tracks show the band’s musicianship on full display, and feature poetic lyrics to provoke thought and cause inspiration.
If you happen to be within driving distance of Charlottesville this weekend, feel free to stop by The Southern Cafe And Music Hall and enjoy Chamomile and Whiskey’s EP release party. Along with taking the stage themselves, they’ll be joined by fellow County Wide artists Mister Baby, and Bobby St. Ours. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance from The Southern’s website.
Having seen them in concert several times, I’ve discovered firsthand that Chamomile and Whiskey have both the drive and ability necessary to make a long and prosperous career for themselves. Along with that, their style appeals to fans of several genres. Genuine passion often seems too few and far between in today’s music industry, but Chamomile and Whiskey have it abundance.