There are few things as complementary as melody and fine liquor. As the holiday season approaches, hosting duties are inevitable, so grab your bottle of Rebecca Creek Whiskey or Enchanted Rock Vodka, set the table and listen up. Here is a list of artists we have chosen to add to your upcoming merrymaking playlists.
We have paired our liquors with musicians or musical groups that suit the respective mood and character of our Texas whiskeys and vodkas for a more customized atmosphere. Just like our products, this list was carefully crafted and blended for your pleasure.
WHISKEY – a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll with an air of sophistication, of course
This Texas native is a bluesy anti-folk musician with a raspy voice and an affinity for both country and rock. Shakey Graves started out as a humble solo act strumming a hollow body guitar and thumping a kick drum made from an old suitcase. Now, he is playing large festivals like Austin City Limits and has been featured on NPR.
Lead singer of Alabama shakes, Brittany Howard, has more soul than she could possibly know what to do with. The band is gritty with a rhythm and blues infused style and commanding vocals from Howard. Alabama Shakes is best enjoyed amongst good friends and a casual atmosphere
Bri Bagwell grew up playing in a band with her older brothers and transitioned into a solo career while attending school at the University of Texas in Austin. Her aptly named song “Whiskey” became her first top 15 hit and now has over 85 thousand views on YouTube.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Got an upscale soiree to prepare for? No problem. Called “The finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade” by The New York Times, this skillful songstress is a must have on your playlist.
Pair these playlists with our classic Texas Spirit Whiskey with light body and full taste as a cocktail or on the rocks. If you’re looking to serve a whiskey with a distinctive flavor profile, try the savory Rebecca Creek Texas Single Malt Whiskey. Crafted with 100% malted cocoa barley, its aroma pairs light caramel and vanilla with a well integrated oak and cocoa background.
VODKA – refined and infused with freshness
Alt-J released their first album in 2012 and were instantly launched into alternative indie-pop popularity. Composed of four friends who met at Leeds University, the band is named after the Greek letter delta, meaning change. Both of Alt-J’s albums easily fill the role of background compositions without interfering with conversation.
The best way to describe the sound of this all-female quartet from Los Angeles is hypnotic and lustrous. Ghostly vocals are paired with layers of composition to create an indulgently beautiful and moody jam. The ladies of Warpaint are perfect for understated listening while you enjoy a delicious vodka-infused beverage.
When entertaining, the musical selection must be melodic enough for some mild head bobbing but not too overpowering. Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut album features tunes the electro duo has structured just right. “Hey Mami,” “Wolf” and “Coffee” are a few of our favorites.
Dramatic indie rockers Local Natives feature a highly collaborative sound that is incredibly intricate. The members each play a variety of instruments and contribute to the precisely executed harmonies. We recommend “Wooly Mammoth,” “Ceilings” and “Who Knows Who Cares.”
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