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Well for the Worse

by The Whiskey Chasers

This debut album sounds like a rowdy string band from the Pacific Northwest had a hard-livin whiskey-soaked three years of pickin and heart ache and wrote a bunch of songs about it; They write words you can dance to and pick a melody that rhymes.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Darlin Corey
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2. I Hear the Call
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3. Banks of the Ohio
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4. Old Time Revelation
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5. Lisa Please
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6. God Rest My Weary Bones
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7. One More Pull of Whiskey
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8. Hard Livin'
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9. Big Heart
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10. Split Down the Way
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11. Graveyard Gal
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12. Prodigal Son (Gonna Go On 'n Get Back)
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13. Pretty Polly
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Album Notes
The Whiskey Chasers are from Eugene, Oregon. They play bluegrass, old time country, rowdy string music. They play and write old songs. Their bass player didn't know that track 2 (I Hear the Call) was an original until they recorded this debut album.

Well for the Worse, three years in the making, sounds like Pacific Northwest rowdy bluegrass country. The drummer for Dirty Spoon and Breakers' Yard called it "Grassytonk"; it is definitely moody, lyrically-driven modern bluegrass with a Pacific Northwest jug band vibe. It's sad and fun. It's good for driving, dancing, or doing the dishes.

Well for the Worse is a tiny peek into what contemporary string band music is doing in The Willamette River Valley. It is introspective and emotional, but rowdy and rough. It was very much made in Eugene, OR: recorded and mixed by Billy Barnett at Gung-ho Studio outside Eugene, OR; Printed by Oakshire Brewing, also from Eugene, OR. The Whiskey Chasers learned how to play their songs in Mulligans Pub in South Eugene, shacking-up in a whiskey-for-tunes relationship that lasted just long enough for them to lose and re-gain their self-respect. They wiped the whiskey tears from their cheeks and got into the studio.

Gracin Dorsey Mandolin and Kevin Davison Guitar write the tunes. They have been singing together since they moved from Delaware to Oregon in the late twenty aughts. Banjo Tony Cipolle was next. Minnesota bluegrass wasn't a thing yet, and neither was his banjo playing, Washboard Cindy Ingram pushed everyone out the door. Their beloved Fiddler Kristen Harris left us with an amazing Bass Maker Seth Kimmel and an extraordinary desire for sustain, sustained by Dobro Gentleman Gregg Vollstedt.


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From Eugene Weekly

Clips from Rick Levin's review of this debut Album
"Well for the Worse, is a modern-day tour through the dusty byways and murderous mountain passes of rootsy Americana — a sepia-tinted landscape of boozy nights, violent femmes, lonesome men and the arterial kinks of broken hearts...
...Well for the Worse is solid through-and-through, full of lickety-split runs, bittersweet harmonies and the relentless rhythms of a runaway train."


Well for the Worse
Love this new release by the Whiskey Chasers. Eugene must be really cool place. This is a set of clear and crispy songs with lyrics that seem to tell "true" stories. Have had is on all morning and now my wife is studying each song too. Need to get the CD so we can play it at the cabin too. Nice work Whiskey Chasers.