The Whiskey Farm is an Americana band from right here in Madison, WI. Formed in 2010, the band released their first record, "Middle of America," in 2011, and subsequently won the MAMA Award for Best Americana/Folk Song for "If I Were You." Most recently, The Whiskey Farm won the 2013 MAMA Award for Best Ensemble Vocals.
The Onion A.V. Club describes The Whiskey Farm as "straddling the line between bluegrass and folk, blending technical wows with accessible songwriting for very pop-minded Americana," the Americana Gazette writes that they have "great tunes, killer hooks, and fantastic harmonies," and The Isthmus calls them "a big boost for the little music scene thriving here in the middle of America." The band features multi-instrumentalists and layered harmonies in lyric-driven songs.
Spotlight On Our Community: Madison Area Music Association
Since 2003, MAMA, Inc. has been honoring Madison musicians and acknowledging the volume of musical talent in our community. Following in their mission to support the preservation and expansion of all forms of music education in the Madison area, and to encourage and promote the artistic advancement of our emerging musical youth, MAMA, Inc. has created and presents the annual Madison Area Music Awards ceremony, with the purpose of (1) raising public awareness of the need to preserve and support the existence of music education in our public schools and other community institutions, (2) encourage and promote the advancement of musicians and others in the Madison area by recognizing their musical achievements as well as the achievements of outstanding music students and music educators, and (3) provide promotional support for the Madison music economy as a whole. This year's Madison Area Music Awards events is scheduled for June 22, 2014, in Overture's Capitol Theater.
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