“Don’t you build a highway across my land,” sings Tory Hanna, one of the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow’s five singer-songwriters. A protest song about the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict at Standing Rock, “Don’t Cross My Land” is defiant and driven, laced with everything from harmonica (from Arlo Guthrie!) to roadhouse-worthy guitar solos. ~ Rolling Stone
Boot stomping, folk rock sing-a-longs that transcend a genre, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band which brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters in the vein of Americana, Rock, and Roots-Folk music. Performing over 100 shows since 2016, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow have proven they can bring a party to whatever festival line-up they grace and pump up the energy of any room. With spots alongside Young the Giant and X Ambassadors at Cayuga Sound Festival, FreshGrass or Kate Wolf Music Festival, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is
the swiss army knife of musical acts.
To date, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow has released a LIVE Album entitled, “The Heart of the Run.” In 2016, a nationally acclaimed short documentary was made of the band’s creation and was accepted into 18 film festivals while earning 5 “Best of Fest” awards. The documentary has lifted the message of collaborative music in Western Massachusetts to a national audience, and propelled the band into regional tours and showcases including supporting acts for the Indigo Girls, The Felice Brothers, Deertick and many more.
2019 is set to be a huge year for the band, who recently recorded their first full-length studio album with producer, Johnny Irion, featuring cameos by Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes and Pat Sansone of Wilco. The album is set to be released in May. Tied to the release of the album, the band plans on leveraging the new music with a full scale tour and large presence at festivals around the country this summer coinciding with a year-long partnership with Hudson Whiskey. Music video content will support fandom on social channels.
Fall/Winter 2018, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow has focused primarily on their strongest markets in the Northeast, having recently drawn over 600 people at The Stationary Factory in Dalton, MA (Berkshires), over 100 paid at Great Scott (Bowery Presents) in Boston and a sold out performance at Rockwood 2 in New York City.