“I really love that band, they’re absolutely suberb.” Mike Harding BBC Radio 2
The Whiskey Dogs play authentic, good time Americana. Old time mountain music, hillbilly blues, dust-bowl ballads and jug band hokum are all played in the crazy spirit of the 1920s and 30s.
Fronting the trio with his powerful, soulful vocals is Pete Bolton who, before forming The Whiskey Dogs, toured extensively with his previous Americana band, The Alley Cats, performing at festivals and arts venues throughout the UK and Europe. They also won international busking competitions and took several awards in major street festivals. Pete’s rhythmic yet intricate guitar style and driving banjo playing give the band it’s distinctive and authentic sound.
Polly Bolton, the most recent band member joins Pete on double bass, mandolin and banjo mandolin. As well as adding a solid old-timey feel on bass, she is also one of the UK’s most passionate and melodic mandolin