Weatherside Whiskey Band’s four piece alt-country and bluegrass ensemble has been resonating with Pacific Northwest crowds, and has stormed the scene with its seven-track EP, “Pickin’ the Pines”. This “whiskey-swilling roadhouse outfit” is renowned for its down home sound with three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, and upright bass.
This Seattle based group was formed in October 2011 and draws its country roots from Whidbey Island, Washington and Cody, Wyoming. The band has built a strong following with energetic stage presence, catchy melodies, and boot stomping rhythms. Their influences stem from traditional bluegrass (The Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson), country (Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash), and folk rock (Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons).
The group will be releasing its second album in early 2015. Whether the band is on stage, busking on a sidewalk, or jamming on a scrap wood stage under the stars, these four friends “bring buoyant enthusiasm to their brand of jangly, road-worn tunes” - Seattle Weekly.
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin
Whidbey Island native Tanner McInerney has been playing and singing bluegrass and country music with his father from an early age. A quick-learner and a natural on stage, Tanner’s flat-picking is inspired by friend and luthier Wayne Henderson of Rugby, VA. All that, and he’ll build you a timber-frame house worthy of the Big Bad Wolf himself.
Vocals, Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Dobro
With a last name like Singer, Jakob had no choice but to become the impressive musician he is today. Jakob grew up playing music in his family’s roadhouse/dance hall Cassie’s Supper Club in Cody, Wyoming, and currently teaches private lessons and records at Ship Wreckords. Before moving to Seattle, he lead several touring road bands throughout the midwest. Jakob has a Bachelor’s in Guitar Performance from the University of Wyoming and an Associate’s in Recording Arts from Full Sail University in Orlando, FLA.
Originally from Issaquah, WA, Amy grew up singing to accompany her mother’s piano playing. Her love of bluegrass and folk jams grew around the campfire when she moved to Whidbey Island in 2010.
Jacob Yackshaw, trained at Berklee College of Music, brings years of musical study and experience to WWB. It’s easy to recognize his talent while he runs the bass lines on his Czechoslovakian double bass. Jacob grew up in Shoreline, WA, and has had a successful music career in various other bands in Seattle and Boston.