“Breaking out songs from their first original album, Dear Nashville, as well as some covers, Whiskey Dawn brought line-dancing fans to their feet and non-believers to their knees. From their smooth as honey self-titled song, “Whisky Dawn,” to their dirge to nearby Elk Grove’s, “Grant Line Road,” this band is not afraid to admit they are California Country, and a hell of a lot of fun!” – SACRAMENTO PRESS
Nashville, Here They Come: – Rising California-based ‘New Country’ band Whiskey Dawn perform for a special industry showcase at 12th & Porter, 114 12th Ave. North, Nashville, Monday, October 3. 6 p.m. No cover. Info: (615) 320-3754 or www.12thandporterlive.com. The band also at National Underground, 105 Broadway, Nashville, Friday, September 30. 9 p.m. No cover. Info: (615) 255-5522 or
Whiskey Dawn took home a 2010 SAMMY (Sacramento Area Music Awards) as co-winners of the “Outstanding Country-Americana” award. The five-member group (Troy Ferris, lead vocals; Jeremy Hughes, guitar-vocals; Mike Cook, bass; Johnny Myers, lead guitar; Kevin Maxwell, drums) have been abuzz in the news of late – performing on KCRA-TV Channel 3 as well as features in the Stockton Record and Sacramento Press, among others. In addition to their second consecutive year performing at major music festival Folsom Live, Whiskey Dawn have shared the stage as Direct Support for such renowned artists as Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Faith Hill, Reckless Kelley and Randy Rogers, to name a few. Area radio stations New Country KNCI 105.1, 101.9 The Wolf and Hank FM 99.3 have also supported the band with steady airplay.