Whiskey Foxtrot is a five-piece Americana/Roots Rock/Alt-Country band from Winston-Salem, NC that is steeped in the traditions of American music; from Country to Rock ‘n Roll to Blues and beyond. Their first studio offering is indicative of where their roots are planted. From hard-driving tunes that conjure up memories of heartland rock to country waltzes to tender folk ballads, Whiskey Foxtrot demonstrates what they’re all about on their debut album “Hard Lines & Headlights," which was recorded between Earthtones Recording Studio (Greensboro, NC) with Benjy Johnson (Charlie Hunter, Banjo Earth Band) and Uwharrie Mountain Sound (Denton, NC) with Corey Hunt (Corey Hunt Band, Tyler Hatley, Todd Allmon).
Prior to the release of “Hard Lines & Headlights,” Whiskey Foxtrot released four singles throughout 2019, all of which can also be found on the album. “The Broken End,” “Turn Off the Headlights,” “San Isidro,” and “Big Top Town” are all available for download/streaming on all major platforms.
Founded in 2017 by Seth Williams and Sam Foster, who both had established solo careers in North Carolina at the time, Whiskey Foxtrot united under a common goal: to write and perform their own material for any audience that would listen. After performing together as an acoustic duo for their first year they put together solid, full band with Brad Cardille (Bass/Vocals), Terry VunCannon (Lap Steel), Steven Worley (Drums), with Williams and Foster both handling lead vocal and guitar duties. Within months of these five coming together they began work on their first studio LP.
They’ve been called one of the hardest working bands in North Carolina, and with at least 120 live performances in 2019 to boot, they’ve got the street-cred to back it up and show no signs of slowing down. Performing across the Southeastern U.S. from their home state of North Carolina to South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky and beyond, Whiskey Foxtrot aims to take their brand of Roots Music across the country.
Under the Whiskey Foxtrot moniker, as well under the solo acts of Sam Foster/Seth Williams prior to officially founding the band, they have shared the stage with several national/regional touring acts including: Ward Davis, The Way Down Wanderers, John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff, Sunny Sweeney, Caleb Caudle, Justin Wells, Preacher Stone, American Aquarium, Corey Hunt Band, Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy, and Chris Anderson & Rattlebone.
"If Whiskey Foxtrot sound distinctly Southern, with the drawl and twang of Williams' and Foster's singing, there's also a fair amount of classic-rock riffage to bring to mind artists like Tom Petty and Stone Temple Pilots." - John Adamian, YES! Weekly.
"...walking a line many prominent bands such as Blackberry Smoke and Whiskey Myers toe with their music. Capable of sets that both excite a crowd and involve some story-telling, listening room allure, the diversity Whiskey Foxtrot displays is quite impressive..." - Red Dirt NC.
“The mix of alt-country, heartland rock guitars, and lap steel really makes this band tick. In a lot of ways, Whiskey Foxtrot reminds me of American Aquarium meets Tom Petty, with some Southern Rock mixed in for good measure.” – Logan DeBerry, Oak City Drifters
"Whiskey Foxtrot draws upon an eclectic mix of influences...they are prepared to carry on and breathe new life into a tradition that has long been a part of our region." - Mason Winfree, YES! Weekly.
“…a conglomerate of blues and classic country – all with just the right amount of rock and roll.” – Red Dirt NC.