Snapshot: The Smokin Whiskey Band

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Snapshot: The Smokin Whiskey Band

By Mitzi Beliveau

I was with a few friends one chilly October evening for a haunted house and wagon ride when I heard a band playing. I stood next to the small fireplace with other music artist and listen to The Smokin Whiskey Band play some rock and roll and heavy metal music.

I knew the lead guitar player and singer Rick Stevens. I watched Steve as friends call him, use a guitar as well screaming machine putting out great music. Steve sang with his new solo singer who has been with the band only one-month James Blackstad.

James Blackstad sang with energy and tempo. The other main singer was not with them that evening. His name is Terry Kaedon. Bass guitar player and right on the beat is JD. I listen to every note well blended with the other guitars. Andee Burns with the rhythm guitar who also played the lead. I loved the different guitars Andee played on that night. Each with their own sound quality and well blended with the other guitars.

Last, there was Rick, the drummer. He kept the band on rhythm and did not overpower but blended very well. I enjoyed the Rock, and Roll old songs sang with power and convictions. I’d be back to hear them play again.

I give The Smokin Whiskey Band five stars for Rock and Roll energy which is hard to match by many bands out there. I give The Smokin  Whiskey Band five stars for a well blended tone and music with the guitars.

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