Blame The Whiskey
Blame The Whiskey was founded in April 2017 by David Alex-Barton, Rebecca Burke, and Stephen Gilligan. David is the former lead singer and guitarist in the popular 80’s punk rock band The Outlets and is a member of the country band Tattoo Cowboy. Rebecca is a musician and vocalist in Boston’s South Shore and is a lead singer and guitarist in the country band Swamp Yankees. Stephen is the bass player for the legendary Boston band The Stompers and the country band Swamp Yankees.
Initially, they were looking to form an acoustic country trio. However, as the trio took off, they realized something was missing. Within a few weeks of their first practice, the group added the fourth and final member, Dave Hoitt, to play cajon and percussion. Dave is the drummer for Boston’s The 617 band and former drummer for the San Francisco band Rug Doctor. He was the missing piece that completed the Blame The Whiskey “sound”.
Blame The Whiskey’s sound is big and unique. They are very well received, by local audiences, for their distinctive style and energy. Blame The Whiskey is primarily a modern country cover band, however they perform several original songs, written by David Alex-Barton and Stephen Gilligan, which include Silver Moon (2017), Power Over Me (2017), Can’t Put A Chain On Me (2017), Black Cat Bone (2017), and What’s a Little Rock and Roll Between Friends (2017).