Playing numerous venues and festivals from BC to Ontario (including the Saskatchewan International Jazz Festival, The Jasper Folk Music Festival, The Ness Creek Music Festival, The China Cloud in Vancouver, The Blue Chair in Edmonton, and Saskatoon’s Jazz Bassment), along with regular rotation on CBC, CKUA, CFBX, CFUR, 99.2 County FM Ryerson Radio and CFCR, The Whiskey Jerks’ sound is rife with originality, sweet vocal blends, and a distinct whiskey-soaked sensibility.
The Whiskey Jerks came together when Gillian Snider, who no longer wanted to drink alone, felt it was time to expand upon her one woman accordiana show. After convincing the talented Anna Bekolay (violin), James Diakuw (clarinet), Nevin Buehler (upright bass), Peter Abonyi (guitar) and Aidan Weiman (percussion) to join her on her misadventure, The Whiskey Jerks soon began to create their own distinct niche, blending klezmer, country-blues, gypsy-punk, rock and jazz with clever lyrics, stories, and an honest prairie sound. The Whiskey Jerks will always keep you guessing…and dancing! Find them online at thewhiskeyjerks.com.