Whiskey Autumn

I am currently in possibly one of my favorite moods. The combination of kicking my feet up after a long day, laying in my comfortable bed, drinking my favorite fall coffee, burning my mellow candle and listening to some awesome music. Not music I have been listening all day on my car radio, either. Music I discovered myself.

I am pretty excited about this band, Whiskey Autumn. This diamond in the rough is the reason why I love looking for weeks to find music worth discovering. It’s not so easy looking for bands that have yet to hit the radio, and this time there wasn’t much searching needed. It was the combination of luck and curiosity. I was looking at a bunch of bands on YouTube, usually a good place to find new music, when I came across a comment under one of the videos talking about them. In the matter of minutes, I racked up my not-so-small iTunes bill. But on the bright side, my 45-minute commute to Kent for class tomorrow doesn’t seem too dreadful.

About Whiskey Autumn

Whiskey Autumn is an “indie/folk/rock” band straight out of Boulder, CO. Oh yeah, the name rocks too! This 3-man band includes:

Greg Laut (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica)
David Landry (bass, vocals)
Matty Schelling (drums, vocals)

Their bio on reverbnation.com says “formed in early 2011 with the intent of bridging classic rock sensibility with modern-day indie vibes.”

Whiskey Autumn, photo cred: Whiskey Autumn's Facebook

Whiskey Autumn, photo cred: Whiskey Autumn’s Facebook

Want to know the best part about them too?

They use the harmonica in pretty much all of their songs! I am such a nerd for interesting instruments used in songs like the harmonica or the Ukulele. When they can incorporate these instruments into modern music, I just melt.

Favorite song…

It has to be “You Belong to You, I Belong to Me.” This was the first song I listened to before I sat up out of my laziness and decided this is the band I have to share with all of you. Lyrics are pretty good as well. What do you think?
If you agree with me you have to be wondering why they haven’t been discovered yet.

PR Problems?

Well, yeah, some problems here. This has got to be the reason why they aren’t opening for John Mayer yet or getting ready to play at some hippie music festivals. After I listened to them on iTunes I looked at their homepage. This website contains one picture of them, absolutely no links besides to their social media, and a small “Bio” on the left side.

If I was their publicist, their website is the first place I would go to. I would create a gallery, a separate page containing more information on their band, maybe a video or two and definitely gigs they have lined up. So, am I hired? 😉


They are hard at work on their new album coming out soon. This is quite exciting and I will be keeping my ears open! This band deserves some recognition guys!


One thought on “Whiskey Autumn

  1. Perhaps the band is focusing more of its promotional efforts in social media than on a traditional site. I see more pics and event news on its Facebook page. That may not be such a bad thing if that’s how they are reaching fans. (Ever see the Skittles site, which is primarily a compilation of what is happening in social media http://www.skittles.com ?) I do, however, think they should hire you to manage all of this.

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