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“Indescribable: The Whiskey Jerks defy genres with their six-person ensemble."

— Matt Olson: The Star Phoenix



Playing venues and festivals from Vancouver to Ottawa, along with regular rotation on CBC, CKUA, CFCR and numerous other community radio stations across Canada, Eastern Europe and the UK, The Whiskey Jerks have been entertaining audiences with a sound that is rife with originality, sweet vocal blends, and a distinct whiskey-soaked sensibility! The Whiskey Jerks came together when Gillian Snider, who no longer wanted to drink alone, felt it was time to expand upon her one woman accordiana show. After convincing the talented Anna Bekolay (violin), Sarah Scharf (clarinet and sax), Nevin Buehler (upright bass), Peter Abonyi (guitar) and Aidan Weiman (drums) to join her on her misadventure, The Whiskey Jerks soon began to create their own distinct niche, blending klezmer, rock, country-blues, gypsy-folk and jazz with clever lyrics, stories, and an honest prairie sound. With two full-length albums under their belt, and a new single released January 5, 2024, The Whiskey Jerks are back in the studio recording their new full-length album due to be released the fall of 2024!


This is the story of a woman who can't stay where she is, but knows that she can never go home again - sad, but also a song of renewal and hope. 
Recorded with Caswell Hill Records, this second single from our upcoming album Solid Gold is rich with string and wind arrangements, yet still stays true to the bare bone rawness that reflects our heroine's story.


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