Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,500 live shows to ever-increasing crowd sizes since their emergence in 2007. In addition to headlining their own sold-out shows from coast to coast at iconic venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and Ryman Auditorium, plus performing at marquee festivals Bonnaroo, Stagecoach, Download and more, the six-piece was also personally selected to open The Rolling Stones’ Chicago stadium show in 2019. Their latest self-produced album, Tornillo, available everywhere now via the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records, features the No. 17 most-played Americana song of 2022, “John Wayne,” and follows their fifth studio album, Whiskey Myers, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Country and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart (No. 3 among new releases). In total, Whiskey Myers have sold more than 1.65 million albums and amassed over 2.25 billion streams while earning six RIAA Gold & Platinum certifications as an independent band. Known for their high-energy live show and unique sound, the band praised by Esquire as “the real damn deal” has also earned synch success with features (and an on-screen appearance) in Paramount’s hit show “Yellowstone” as well as Netflix series “What/If,” Angelina Jolie film “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and CBS series “SEAL Team.” USA Today describes their sound as “a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin,” with Rolling Stone noting “it’s the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot.”
LUKAS NELSON + POTR
Sticks and Stones was written solely by Nelson with the hope of bringing people together at the forefront of his mind, bringing upbeat energy and a sense of fun. Across the album’s twelve spirited tracks, Nelson explores the universal human experiences of love, celebration, longing and humor. Self-produced by Nelson and his longtime band, POTR, Sticks and Stones captures the band’s musical power and fits perfectly alongside the canon of the electric live performances they’re known for. Reflecting on the record, Nelson shares, “This album is about celebrating the human connection, joy and excitement. We went from quiet and introspective on A Few Stars Apart to something big and fun to really showcase the band’s talent and performance. You can listen to the album Sticks and Stones from start to finish and get the songs to dance to and then the quiet, poignant songs. To me, this album is the perfect setlist.” Nelson + POTR will continue to tour through this fall including a nine-show run across the UK and Ireland this summer as well as select dates supporting Tedeschi Trucks Band in September. See below for complete tour itinerary. Since his debut over a decade ago, Texas and Hawaii-based Nelson has played countless sold-out shows and festivals and released seven studio albums to date including the latest, 2021’s A Few Stars Apart. Produced by Dave Cobb, the record spent seven weeks at #1 on the Americana Albums chart and received widespread acclaim with Rolling Stone declaring, “His best album yet…Nelson’s most compact, streamlined, and focused album,” while The Tennessean asserted, “a collection of lyrically stirring, musically multifarious and ultimately hopeful roots rock storytelling.” Additionally, Nelson co-produced the music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film in addition to appearing in the film and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Occupying the creative crossroads where country, rock, and soul collide, River House
Artists’ Reid Haughton is a pure frontman raised on the stage and steeped rock ‘n’ roll, and a Nashville singer-songwriter working to put gritty live-show magic back where it belongs. … At the center of everything. A native of Haleyville, Alabama, (just south of Muscle Shoals),
Haughton’s guitar-slinging approach was inspired early on by swampy, swaggering, soulful acts like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams Jr., and Jimi Hendrix.
Cutting his teeth in the bar scene of Auburn University, he developed a reputation as a fiery
frontman and built a grassroots following all over the South, releasing a series of independently successful heartland anthems like “Make You Mine,” “Ain’t Close to Anywhere,” “Gettin’ Over Her” and “Got the Girl.” After moving to Nashville in 2020, he now embarks on a new, edgier chapter with his self-titled EP debut, produced by Sadler Vaden (Grammy-winning guitarist for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, producer to Morgan Wade, and more). Mixing the momentum of rock, the heart behind Southern soul, and the songwriting tradition of country, tracks like “Day You Don’t” and “Cuttin’ Me Loose” take the electrifying energy of the stage and crank it up to 11, while others like “She Is” capture the tender glow of true love and “Can’t Please ‘Em All” serves as a true-to-yourself anthem. This summer Haughton will continue to tour with dates scheduled across the nation, including an appearance at the 2023 CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 8. Check his official website for more information and complete tour details.