Famed Nashville songwriter Harlan Howard once said, “Country music is three chords and the truth”. The Whoreshoes, an up-and-coming country music band, would agree. This energetic female quintet, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, scorns "contemporary country” and celebrates the roots of country music.
The truth is in their contagious brand of traditional-with-a-twist California country music. In just two years, The Whoreshoes have covered substantial territory. Highlights include: performing at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, climbing the peaks of the Sierras to the Sugarbowl Music Festival in Lake Tahoe, travelling to the balmy beach bars of Southern California and most recently touring Belgium and Holland; along the way, sharing stages with the popular Old Crow Medicine Show and the legendary Wanda Jackson.
But it is their tireless “tours” of local bars and farmers’ markets that helped shape their impressive new CD, entitled “Get Lucky.” These hard-working women know how to make a big time, anywhere and everywhere.
Camilla, Joni, Lala, Emily and Diana come from varied backgrounds of music, but their mutual love for the time-honored songs of American old-time music and early honky-tonk country brings them together. Multi-instrumentalism is a trademark of the band: banjo, fiddle, guitar, lap steel, mandolin, ukulele, honky-tonk piano, accordion, washboard and spoons are all featured in their music. Added with their sweet harmonies, and infectious original tunes, The Whoreshoes evoke the best of a bygone era and bring that boot stomping, hollering spirit direct to you!