the whisky dollars*
roots music

the whisky dollars roots music
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The Whisky Dollars (w/scott swimmer on percussion, center) @ The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
March 12, 2013 / All In To Fight Cancer Benefit
w/ Steve Amedio (far left) 

The Whisky Dollars hail from Charlotte, N.C.

We play what is best described as roots music - a blend of improvisational blues, funk, soul, reggae and rock and roll music. 

Our set lists are influenced by and often include songs by Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Warren Zevon, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Robert Johnson, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Knofler, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Little Feat, Levon Helm, Toots and the Maytals, The Band, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, B.B. King, The Meters, Steel Pulse, Johnny Cash, The Clash, Bo Diddley, Alex Chilton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sam and Dave, Jack White, Peter Tosh, Paul Simon, Otis Redding, Anders Osborne, James Brown, Dr. John, The Radiators, the Black Crowes, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Patti Smith, the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish, Ziggy Marley, The Pretenders, John Coltrane, Wilco, U2, Tom Petty, the Simple Minds, Elvis Costello and the Allman Brothers, to name a few. We may even sprinkle in an original or two.

The band is named after the paper currency we often find wadded in our front pockets the morning after seeing and/or playing live music shows. More often than not, these dollars emerge wrinkled, misshapen and damp with sweat and rock and roll grease.

We hope you enjoy the music as much as we do.

And, as always, thanks for coming out to see us play...

To join the mailing list or for booking information, contact:
Jon Luther: 

twitter: @whiskydollars
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* There has been many questions as to the correct usage of "whisky". Our research team offered up the following: "Whisky"  is borrowed from Gaelic (Irish uisce beatha and Scottish uisge beatha). This compound descends from Old Irish uisce, "water", and bethad, "of life" and meaning literally "water of life".  In the past, the spelling 'Whisky' was used for whiskies distilled in Scotland, Wales, Canada, and Japan, while Whiskey was only used for the spirits distilled in Ireland and America. However, a 1968 directive of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms now specifies Whisky as the official U.S. spelling













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