Song of Love, Loss and Despair Showcases Veteran Touring Band’s Vocal and Musical Strengths Honed by Years of Performing in Clubs
DRUMRIGHT, OK (June 3, 2013) – Country band LiveWire releases its single “Whiskey Sunday” today via CD Tex to TX/Red Dirt radio.
“Whiskey Sunday” is a song about love, loss and despair - and it showcases the musical and vocal talents of the members of LiveWire who play and sing their own parts in the studio.
LiveWire currently performs the majority of its shows in Oklahoma where the band’s music has been embraced by Texas/Red Dirt music fans. LiveWire has appeared on shows with the Casey Donahew Band, Bo Phillips, the Red Dirt Rangers and others. They will open for Kyle Park in July.
The group has set its sights on winning new fans in Texas - and on performing there. LiveWire’s musical style should definitely resound in the Lone Star state - and everywhere that caters to real authentic music performed from the heart. Edgy, honest and passionate, LiveWire’s songs blends elements of working man’s Country and rootsy Southern Rock. Themes of the common man run throughout, with songs about real life, good times, hard times, the up-and- downs of love, family, spirituality, death and redemption. With influences ranging from George Jones to Lynyrd Skynyrd, LiveWire’s music has been compared to Hank Jr., the Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels.
The core members of LiveWire have been performing together for over a decade. “We honed our playing and singing chops in honkytonks and VFW Halls in the four state area of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas where we are all from,” says band founder and lead guitarist, Bobby DeGonia. “In the beginning, we were a Western Swing band. Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, Ray Price – those were our heroes. They could pick and sing really good - and we tried real hard to emulate them. Later on, we moved toward a more rockin,’ edgy Country sound. Our music has evolved over the years and our fans have followed us.”
From the beginning, LiveWire members Bobby DeGonia (lead guitar/harmony vocals), Andy Eutsler (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Danny Bell (rhythm guitar/harmony vocals), and Cory Shultz (fiddle/harmony vocals) knew what their path would be. Each shared the desire to make a career playing music. And they went after it with a fever, racking up thousands of performances under their belt. But spending their career as a dance band was never their goal. Determined to break out of that scene, the members focused their attention on writing and finding original songs and developing a sound that would take them to a higher level. Bassist Landon Rolfe joined the band during this time and shortly afterward the group started work on their debut album, LIVIN,’ released on Way Out West Records in late 2012. Drummer Brad Allen recently came onboard to solidify the lineup. Like a band of brothers, LiveWire has endured to see its long-held dreams of musical success starting to become a reality.read more