The Whiskey Sessions started when three old (by this point) musicians met to get reacquianted and drink som whiskey. The whole think quickly turned into a recurring even about booze, music, and on-the-spot creativity. We get together, pop the cork, and get cracking on writing a song. The goal is to compose, write lyrics, perform and record an entire song in a single evening, preferably before the neighbors start banging on the wall or the audio interface burns up.

We often mix and master when we've had a chance to sober up, but we are proud to challenge ourselves to achieve all of this in a short period of time. And it's a lot of fun too......

See below for music, lyrics and photos from each time The Whiskey Sessions have met, in reverse chronological order. Click on a title to see more information about that specific song, and please leave a comment. We hope you appreciate our music!

To get in touch, please don't hesitate to write to us at: whiskey [at] johno [dot] se


2010-02-06

the ballad of chicken boy.mp3 (mix: johno)

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After a session on new year's eve only produced an out-of-tune jam we felt it was time to write something. johno had an idea that was inspired by the music in the game Gluey that Mad had played an entire day. It ended up being Maddie-Lee's second country hit (be sure to check out Needle In The Haystack).

Peen feel asleep in the sofa and Mad worked hard on her accent under stringent critique from johno. It's a ballad about a boy raised as a chicken farmer in Kentucky who dreams of something more... We even learned a bit of american geography; did you know that there is a Moscow in Tennessee?

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The Whiskey Sessions uses Ableton Suite 9