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BIO

Playing venues and festivals from Vancouver to Ottawa, along with regular rotation on CBC, CKUA, CFCR and numerous other community radio stations across Canada, Eastern Europe and the UK, The Whiskey Jerks have been entertaining audiences with a sound that 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), Sarah Scharf (clarinet and sax), Nevin Buehler (upright bass), Peter Abonyi (guitar) and Aidan Weiman (drums) to join her on her misadventure, The Whiskey Jerks soon began to create their own distinct niche, blending klezmer, rock, country-blues, gypsy-folk and jazz with clever lyrics, stories, and an honest prairie sound. With two full-length albums under their belt, and a new single released January 5, 2024, The Whiskey Jerks are back in the studio recording their new full-length album due to be released the fall of 2024!

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