Members: Phillip Hartsock, TC Conner, Chris Booher, Mike Peterson
Formed in late 2010, Mandolin Whiskey is a blend of all things acoustic that stimulate the soul; Mandolin, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar and Bass. We play music made popular by those legendary bands such as Eric Clapton, Steve Earle, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Van Morrison, Neil Young, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Santana and others.
TC Conner-Lead guitarist/Vocalist:
TC is a native of Central Kentucky and is a veteran musician who has played in bands such as Spider Ridge, Linefork, The Doghouse Three, and others. His soulful leads and great harmonies will exhilarate your senses. They give you that fist-pumping, make you cry and shout for joy feeling, and are close in power to that of Eric Clapton and Santana. Seriously!
Chris Booher-Bassist/Backup vocals
Chris is an experienced, versatile, smooth bass man. His experience includes a wide range of music including Bluegrass (Linefork) and Blues (The Gordon James Blues Band). His style will remind you of Steve Earl's Bassist (Kelly Looney).
Michael Peterson: Mandolin Whiskey welcomes the awesome talents of Michael Peterson to the band. Through his solo acts and open-mic nights at local establishments, Michael is quickly becoming recognized as one of the areaâs finest young musicians. His unique vocals, clean flat-picking and rhythm guitar, combined with soulful harmonica playing make him a versatile talent primed to do great things in music. Michael has been playing guitar since age thirteen and was a founding member of the Christian Rock Band-Saterday (yes thatâs the correct spelling) while still in high school. Michael also performs in area bands including Darwin and the Monkey Makers.
Phillip Hartsock-Lead vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Mandolin: A native of Southeastern Kentucky, Phil was introduced to Bluegrass Music at an early age. His Mother, Barbara Gilliam, played guitar when she was pregnant with him. He was influenced greatly by his cousin, Bluegrass recording artist Merrell Boggs of New Outlook, and other relatives. His southern style and strong vocals inject a twist of bluegrass, rock, soul, country, and folk into the band.
For bookings, please call 724-866-2571 (Phil), or 724-967-2706 (TC). We will bring life to your party, wedding, bar, coffee shop, or restaurant.