The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
The collective is made up of songwriters Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, Chris Merenda, Greg Daniel Smith and David Tanklefsky. For almost a decade, the band has thrilled regional and national audiences with its electric, dynamic and high-energy live shows, earning them slots at acclaimed festivals including Green River Festival, Fresh Grass, The Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival, The Rock Boat, Strange Creek and more.
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow puts on a performance that can’t be recreated anywhere else, with five singer/songwriters all trading off on lead vocals, an eclectic array of instruments from strings to horns to keys; consider the band a one-act music festival - replete with boot stomping jams, sing-along anthems and a completely larger than life command of the stage.
The band has built a cult following across the northeast, releasing their debut studio album, “Band Together” in 2020, which featured Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes) on drums and Pat Sansone (Wilco) on bass. The album received acclaim in Rolling Stone, No Depression, and American Songwriter.
2023 marks a huge year for the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow as they are set to release their much anticipated live record, Late Night, Laid Back and Live which consists of all new music from the band arranged over the course of one inspired week of writing, arranging and performing in the band’s geographic home in the Berkshires at the legendary live music venue The Egremont Barn. The album accompanies a documentary that explores the creative process of the five singer songwriters as they wrote and performed the record. The band will be supporting the live record with a tour throughout summer/fall 2023 along the east coast.
Once we were six, now we are five” says frontman Graham Weber from Austin, Texas’ “newest”
rock and roll band, Restos. Born from the ashes of long time local favorites Western Youth,
Restos provides a fresh start for the same old cast of characters - Graham Weber on
vocals/guitar, Mark Nathan on lead guitar, Chris Spencer on bass, Sam Powell on keys, and
Brian Bowe on drums.
Restos, which means “remains” in Spanish (and “restaurant” in French, chef’s kiss) have been
relatively quiet since its incarnation, popping up for a show here and there. “We had some work
to do '' says Weber. “The five of us haven’t released anything in over five years. We’re finally
ready”. The band’s first offering is the single “Ain’t Dead Yet”. Written by Graham Weber,
recorded at Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi, engineered by Charles Godfrey (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs,
Whiskey Myers, Dropkick Murphy’s) the song features guest lead vocalist, and long time
Western Youth sister Jaimee Harris (30 Tigers).
Restos is just getting started. A full length album is on the horizon with a Texas tour in the works