“Between the Whiskey and the Wine” is the band’s third release, following the 2006 live CD, “Honky Tonk Happy Hour - Live at the Continental Club” and their 2005 debut CD, “Honky Tonk Revival”. The band follows their classic roots, but with “Between the Whiskey and the Wine”, the band forms their own sound that bridges the gap between classic and modern.
All 13 songs were composed by “Miss Leslie” Anne Sloan, and the recordings were produced by Tommy Detamore and Ricky Davis. The songs are genuine songs of life, love and heartbreak in the quintessential country framework of dancehalls and bars. But what captures the listener is the emotion and passion of the songs and the arrangements.
“Leslie still echoes Connie Smith throughout the disc, one of her primary influences. But more than ever, the new record captures the dynamic quality of her live performances. Thank producers Ricky David and Tommy Detamore, who keep things unfussy and put the focus on Leslie's big, bold vocals.”—Joey Guerra, Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle
“Already an outstanding real country singer, much admired by FAR DJs and the like, and with a growing regional following, her third album is not only a major leap forward in confidence and style - shaping each individual word to maximum effect, she really sounds like a star - it's entirely original material, and if someone told you some of her songs were actually covers of early 60s hits, you'd have to be supremely confident in your knowledge of the period to argue the toss.” --John Conquest, Third Coast Music
2007 Houston Press Music Awards: Best Female Vocalist, Best C&W Band
2006 Houston Press Music Awards: Best C&W Band, Local Musician of the Year, Best LP (Honky Tonk Revival), Best Female Vocalist, and Best Guitarist (Randy Lindley)
2006 Academy of Western Artists: Contemporary Classic Country Group or Duo, Contemporary Classic Country Song (I'll Be Gone Tonight), and Contemporary Classic Country Album (Honky Tonk Revival)
2005 Best Original Band - Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Houston Awards
2005 and 2006 Top Music Pick - Houston Chronicle’s Handstamp Blog
2004 and 2005 Best C&W Band - Houston Press Music Awards
“Honky Tonk Revival” - Best Debut Album of 2005 - FAR Chart’s, FAR and Away picks
“Honky Tonk Revival” – Voted #10 of the best albums from the first 100 FAR Charts.
“Honky Tonk Happy Hour” – Voted #21 of the best albums from the first 100 FAR Charts.
“Honky Tonk Revival” - AMA Top 100 (spent 4 months in 2005).