Monday, October 14, 2013

WhiskeyBelles Nov 2nd

“The Whiskeybelles is not your typical Milwaukee band. Not even taking into account the band’s entirely female populace, the outfit expertly toes the line of talented original act and more-than capable cover band. Its upbeat and experienced melding of country, folk and Americana proves a welcome resident to dive bars and massive outdoor festivals alike. And at the tender age of two, the trio has managed to garner growing consideration from local promoters… not to mention a Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) award along the way.” - Milwaukee Magazine

Hank Williams passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure. The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio featuring pitch-perfect three-part harmonies and their own hot fiddle, guitar and bass playing. The 'Belles have personalities as big as the Texan skyline - they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience.

They released their debut album, “Whiskey Woman,” on July 29, 2012 kicking off a full schedule of summer gigs including coveted opening slots for country stars Montgomery Gentry, Kentucky Headhunters and The Lost Trailers.


Chrissy Dzioba (joe-buh) ~ Guitar, Banjitar & Vocals
Chrissy began piano training and performance at the age of three, reading music before she could read words. As a music major in college, Chrissy focused on classical piano as well as saxophone, but continued to write songs on guitar and mandolin. She soon began performing weekly in various bands, and as a solo artist around Wisconsin. With two albums under her solo name, 'In the Making' (1999), and the nationally distributed 'Far From Dreaming' (2001 - produced by Joe Puerta), she recently released 'Folk N' Soul' (2008) under her duo, Blonde On Blonde. She has performed on NPR's Hotel Milwaukee, as well as Fox 6 Wakeup. In 2008, Chrissy was nominated for WAMI Female Vocalist of the Year.

Kimberly (Kimmy) Unger ~ Fiddle & Vocals
Kimmy hails from a musical family and has been playing violin since the age of 10 after being inspired by the musical Fiddler on the Roof. She has been a member of the Racine Symphony Orchestra since 1999 and loves to keep in touch with her classical roots. Her live music career began in 2004 with local Milwaukee band, Misses Murphy and in 2007 joined the ranks of one of Cetlic rock band Reilly, currently signed to Oglio Records. In 2009, she was brought together with the lovely ladies of The Whiskeybelles. Bringing vibrant and rare reverberations to the table, combining elements from classical, blues, folk and rock, Kimmy is continually fine-tuning a sound using delay, distortion and other effects to create a vibe of her own. She garnered a 2011 WAMI nomination for Best Specialty Instrument of the Year.

Sara Moilanen ~ Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
A recent winner of the 2011 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award for Best Female Vocalist, Sara fits right in with this female, vocal-driven trio! She also performs with her husband, Tim Suchocki in the Americana/Folk duo West of East, which won the 2011 WAMI award for Americana Artist of the Year. They released their first album, Love In the Twilight Zone, in 2009 and a second album is currently in production. Sara has been involved in music, one way or another, for her whole life. Choir, musical theatre and in her early twenties she began to discover her talents as a songwriter and guitar player. For nearly ten years before coming to Milwaukee, she developed those talents while writing and performing music with the PeaceHill Musicians in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mark the date..

 Nov. 2nd 7:30, The WhiskeyBelles.  



Roots Country Music, Born of Gin Halls and Juke Joints –Hank Williams passion, Carter family harmonies, with a little Hee Haw mixed in for good measure. The WhiskeyBelles are an all-female traditional country and Americana trio featuring pitch-perfect three-part harmonies and their own hot fiddle, guitar and bass playing. The 'Belles have personalities as big as the Texan skyline - they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience. 

They released their debut album, “Whiskey Woman,” on July 29, 2012 kicking off a full schedule of summer gigs including coveted opening slots for country stars Montgomery GentryKentucky Headhunters and The Lost Trailers


“One band that makes their performance look like more fun than legally allowed is the Whiskeybelles. Blessed with decent chops, excellent harmonies and outstanding camaraderie and charisma the Whiskeybelles delight audiences every night out.” 
- Paddy Fineran - Scene262.com

"I mentioned their perfect harmonies. I mean they were perfect. Yet -- and this is their gift-- the Whiskeybelles are wonderfully loose, making it sound and look easy so that the audience is engaged and involved. Really good set……..and they're definitely on my "go see them again" list."
- Veronica Rusnak - The Sixth Station blog


The WhiskeyBelles Have Been Nominated and Awarded Several WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Awards:
2010: Won the People’s Choice Award, Nominated for Best New Artist. 
2011: Nominated for the People’s Choice Award, Sara Won Female Vocalist of the Year.
2012: Nominated for Roots/Americana Artist of the Year,  Kimmy Nominated for Strings and Chrissy for Vocalist of the Year.
2013: Won Americana/Bluegrass Artist of the Year, Kimmy Nominated for Strings and Chrissy for Vocalist of the Year.



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