FRIDAY MAY 8 / BENCHWARMER’S PARKING LOT
Old Death Whisper is a cocktail of dirty western roots music and country tinged parlor tunes.
ODW loves good old country and folk music of early America. Sea shanties, spaghetti westerns (which we realize are Italian), railroad songs, road movies, pulp, noir, punk and rock and roll are among some of their influences. The tunes have diversity and yet a common thread of the love for American music. Whether it’s plugged in or broken down and acoustic; the live shows are full of piss and vinegar. Keeping their sound grounded in the roots of western American music, Old Death Whisper lets their sound drift into widescreen sonic voyages, down dusty trails, dirty back roads and seedy dive bars.
“The band describes it’s music as “Western Americana”, but that’s not even close. Mix Elvis, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens. Bob Dylan and Devo or the Sex Pistols with a dash of Stray Cats and you might get close. These guys are beyond genre… this was one of the most exciting and original music shows I’ve seen…”
-Steve Tool at The Voice-La Grande