Whiskey Myers at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, LA

Only a mere two hours from their old stomping grounds in Palestine, TX, Whiskey Myers takes the stage in Shreveport, LA.

An hour after doors opened, opener Bones Owens took to the stage accompanied by Sonny Remlinger and Doy Gardner. With Bones (guitar/vocals), Remlinger (keys/bass), and Gardner (drums), the trio set the mood for the rest of the concert. Fans delightfully bobbed their heads and enjoyed the melodic tune. Bones Owens will be performing at the first two stops of the Whiskey Myers Tornillo Tour. The first in Biloxi, MS at the Crawfish Music Festival and the second in Beaumont, TX at the Southeast Texas Crawfish Festival, at Ford Park.

During the forty-minute break between the two sets, the anticipation began to build. Around 9:20 PM, the band took to the stage. The six-member band consists of Cody Cannon (lead vocals/guitar/ harmonica), John Jeffers (lead guitar/slide guitar/lap steel/vocals), Cody Tate (lead guitar/vocals/rhythm guitar), Jamey Gleaves (bass), Jeff Hogg (drums), and Tony Kent (percussion/cowbell/keys), all of whom know how to put on a show. The band opened with their popular single “John Wayne” from their latest album Tornillo. The band continues on to perform “Gasoline” and “Bury My Bones,” both of which are from the 2019 album release of their self-titled album Whiskey Myers. It wasn’t until the fifth song of the night when the band played the highly-anticipated “Broken Window Serenade” from their sophomore album Firewater, that the crowd chanted the first verse after Cannon stopped to listen to the audience sing. Even though that song is arguably one of the band’s saddest, the crowd ate it up and enjoyed every piece of crumb. 

After the band took their break before the encore, they returned with the acoustic version of “Reckoning,” from their album Early Morning Shakes. They then performed their song “Ballad of a Southern Man” which is and probably always will be amazingly received by the crowd. For the song before last, they played their notorious “Stone” from the album Mud. This song was performed on the Paramount+ show Yellowstone which led to a huge boost in streams. The relentless band closed the night with a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ cover of “Refugee.” Leaving the stage with as much energy as they brought during the first song.

The band started their amphitheater Tornillo tour on April 22nd and will travel across North America to see fans. They will be supported by Shane Smith and the Saints, Goodbye June, 49 Winchester, and Read Southall Band. The final two shows will take place in La Cygne, MS. Be sure to check them out if they come to a town near you. A Whiskey Myers concert will always make for a good night out with some friends. 

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Lauryn is a student studying Mass Media and minoring in Digital Film and Photography at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She finds her comfort in photography and creating stories out of still images. As being born and raised in the south, country music will always hold a dear place in her heart. If Lauryn is not attending a concert, she is probably trying to catch up on all the school work she put off in order to go to the show.