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Whiskey Gentry serves up a singular mix

These days, the world of roots music is full of bands named “Whiskey This” or “Whiskey That.” At first glance, the Whiskey Gentry might appear to be just one more of those, but the source of the name serves to separate it a bit from the pack:

“It was a face I’d seen a thousand times at every Derby I’d ever been to. I saw it, in my head, as the mask of the whiskey gentry — a pretentious mix of booze, failed dreams and a terminal identity crisis. . . ”
— Hunter S. Thompson

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