Chamomile and Whiskey

As a group their music is passionate and eclectic.  In minutes they take can take you from swinging your partner and stomping your boots to a soft and beautiful tear gently rolling down your face.  Koda's voice and lyrics seem to be equally soaked in whiskey.  His songwriting has been described as, "a mix of Dylan and Prince," with shades of folk, funk, and rock.  Marie Borgman's accompaniment with the fiddle elevates the songs.  Deft in the old-time and Irish tradition she can have the crowd moving with each swing of her bow.  The slower songs allow her to display her powerful poignancy, with touches of gypsy and classical.  Adding yet another dimension to the sound ... Ryan's versatility is a driving force in the diversity of the group's sound.  With his prowess with both banjo and guitar, as well as singing and songwriting ... he seems to play a different role with every tune.  Although he has spent most of his life in Ireland, his music is strongly rooted in blues and country ... perhaps a touch of pirate. 

All of this is held together with ease by the wonderful rhythm section.  Whether he is behind the kit, or holding a washboard or djembe ... Brenning drives each song with his mastering of so many different styles.  Tim is of a similar vein, whether bowing beautifully or pulling out a jazz solo, he shows depth in his understanding of music.

On stage the five light up the crowd with their infectious energy and obvious affection for each other.

Chamomile & Whiskey
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