In a modest rent house in the small East Texas town of Elkhart, Texas, Cody Cannon and Cody
Tate began to write music, only dreaming of the success that is sure to follow. They began to
incorporate the talent and imagination of friend and guitarist John Jeffers. At that time, they called
themselves Lucky Southern, though they had only three members. As time passed, with their
inspiration mounting, they moved to Tyler, Texas. There they met up with Jeff Hogg, a mutual
friend and drummer from Palestine, Texas, and Gary Brown, a bass guitarist who had grown up
in Neches, Texas. They came together and came to be known as Whiskey Myers.
Soon, the group was playing private parties on flatbed trailers in small towns around East Texas.
The sound they emitted was something more unique than anyone had expected. From their first
show in Montalba, Texas, a young Whiskey Myers was hooked on performing, and the crowds
were hooked on them. In the spring of 2007, they were given the opportunity to open for Roger
Creager at Gator’s Bar and Grill in Gun Barrel City, Texas. The club owner was so impressed by
their performance and the crowd that had come to the stage that he asked them to come back the
next weekend to open for The Eli Young Band. From then on, popularity for the band began to
swell. They were heard on live stages all over East Texas, in interviews on local radio stations,
and seen on television giving live interviews. Suddenly it seemed that the whole region knew who
Whiskey Myers was, and everyone was becoming familiar with their high energy twin guitars,
soulful vocals, and unstoppable rhythm.
Whiskey Myers’ musical style was forged from several different genres of music from several
different eras. The most obvious of these are the blues rock jam bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd,
The Allman Brothers Band, and Led Zeppelin. Whiskey Myers takes the blues rock genre and
mixes it with modern day Texas Country such as Reckless Kelly, Randy Rogers, and Cross
Canadian Ragweed to derive a new sound that is sure to take concert listeners on an
atmospheric roller coaster. With a sound like no other and a stage presence that captivates
anyone close enough to notice, a live concert performed by this young band is something that
must be seen to be believed. The Tyler area has been instrumental in the development of
Whiskey Myers from a group of musicians to a band. As the group continues to expand its fan
base, new listeners all over Texas are beginning to recognize their talent. They continue to engulf
listeners with their sound, ensuring that the name Whiskey Myers is one that will be remembered
for ages to come.