The Great Whiskey Project formed in 2010 when a soulful singer/songwriter and an explosive Irish fiddler teamed up with other Chicago musicians to fuse foot-stomping rhythms with poignant melodies. The result is a contagious new sound that will make you want to stay for another drink.
The Great Whiskey Project loves to play great songs. They are less concerned about the genre that those songs fall into. They will play traditional Irish music, Johnny Cash, Gnarls Barkley, Elvis and The White Stripes in the same set. It all works together. They are most proud of their dozens of original songs. They are constantly writing.
The Great Whiskey Project is John Shine, Charley Thornton, Frank Brannon, Joe Linn and Peter Searby. The band performs at Irish Fest on Saturday, July 8.