Tornillo set for July 29th release
Whiskey Myers has announced the release of its sixth studio album, Tornillo, for July 29th via their own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers. As with previous releases, the band self-produced the project that was recorded in 21 days in isolation at the 2,300-acre Sonic Ranch studio deep in the heart of their native Texas, just miles from the US/Mexico border.
With Tornillo, named for the border town that is home to the pecan orchard-filled recording complex, the six-piece band has taken their solid decade-plus foundation and pushed themself to further explore new sonic landscapes.
“It’s going to have a little bit different sound,” lead singer Cody Cannon shared recently with Outsider. “It’s still Whiskey Myers at its core, but it’s kind of fresh… We did a lot of bass and horns on this one, which is something we’ve always wanted to do. Just being fans of all that old music and Motown stuff, and a lot of the stuff coming out of Muscle Shoals, old rock and roll.
He continues, “We’re going to bend [genre] even more, I think, with this new record. It’s all over the place. But that’s fun, right? I hate the whole ‘Put it in a box. You gotta be this.’ … That’s not art to me. I love the idea of just doing, really, whatever you feel. It comes out a certain way because that’s just how it comes out. Whiskey Myers never really tried to be a certain way. It’s just how we are. So I think that’s really the whole thing about music, or the beauty about music; it’s just that freedom to create.”
Tornillo as a whole does exactly that, drawing as much inspiration from Nirvana as from Waylon Jennings – even adding the legendary McCrary Sisters’ gospel influence to the project on background vocals. With Cannon leading the way on songwriting, the album also features writes from lead guitarist John Jeffers and fellow bandmembers Jamey Gleaves and Tony Kent, as well as rising singer/songwriter Aaron Raitiere (Anderson East, Oak Ridge Boys, A Star is Born).
The first taste of that new music comes via lead single “John Wayne” and album intro “Tornillo,” both available everywhere now.
Fans also have the chance to hear the new music live with the announcement of the 41 date Tornillo Tour, launching in April and running through August. The tour builds upon the growing success of the road warriors’ consistently sold out shows, offering capacities upwards of five to ten thousand fans in cities including Indianapolis, Oklahoma City and more, plus the band’s debut at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this fall.
Tickets to all headlining dates are on sale to the general public Thursday, February 23rd at 10 am local time via WhiskeyMyers.com, with presale access available for members of the Official Whiskey Myers Fans Facebook page beginning Monday, February 21st at 10 am local time. Additionally, Spotify will give the band’s biggest fans on the platform early access beginning Wednesday, February 23rd at 10 am local time.
Whiskey Myers also recently announced that their personally curated Firewater Music Festival will return for a second year, taking place September 29-October 1st just outside Kansas City.
- John Wayne
- Whole World Gone Crazy
- For The Kids
- The Wolf
- Mission To Mars
- Bad Medicine
- Heavy On Me
- Other Side
- Heart Of Stone
Whiskey Myers Tornillo 2022 Tour Dates:
Apr 23 – Beaumont, TX @ South East Texas Crawfish Festival
Apr 29 – Worcester, MA @The Palladium
Apr 30- Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre
May 1 – Coraopolis, PN @ Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center
May 4 – Charlottesville, VA @Ting Pavilion
May 5 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
May 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
May 7 – Southaven, MI @ Landers Center
May 12 – Wichita @ WAVE
May 13 – Oklahoma City @ Zoo Amphitheatre
May 14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
May 19 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live!
May 20 – Indianapolis @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
May 21 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
May 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 3 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
June 4 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
June 8 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre
June 9 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
June 10 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater
June 11 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheatre
June 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ ICON Music Center Festival Park
June 16 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit
June 17 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 18 – Brandon, MI @ Brandon Amphitheater
July 7 – North Charleston, SC @ Firefly Distillery
July 8 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 9 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
July 10 – Portsmouth, VA @ Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
July 12 – Manteo, NC @ Roanoke Island Festival Park
July 14 – Dothan, AL @ National Peanut Festival Site
July 15 – Cocoa, FL @ Cocoa Riverfront Park
July 16 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
July 17 – St. Augustine, FL @ The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
July 29 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
Aug 4 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Amphitheater
Aug 5 – Billings, MT @ Magic City Blues Festival
Aug 7 – Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden
Aug 11 – Grand Junction, CO @ Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
Aug 12 – Sandy, UT @ Sandy Amphitheater
Aug 13 – Cheyenne WY @ The Chinook at Terry Bison Ranch