Poor Man’s Whiskey plays “High Octane Hootenanny” music…Dance, laugh, sing.
Emerging from the San Francisco bay area music scene this quintet has developed a sound that is eclectic and engaging. PMW has been winning over national audiences with their upbeat performances, zany stage antics, and infectious songs. While seamlessly integrating acoustic and electric instruments the band weaves tales of everyday life, inviting the audience to become a part of each show.
PMW has released five studio albums, “Hunnerd Proof”(2002), “Train to California” (2003), “Roadside Attraction”(2005), “Dark Side of the Moonshine” (2009; a double disk set featuring original music as well as the bluegrass interpretation of the Pink Floyd classic album) and in May of 2011 the band released “Goodbye California”.
Notable festivals and shows: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival; High Sierra Music Festival; Wakarusa Music Festival; Strawberry Music Festival; Kate Wolf Music Festival; Harmony Music Festival; Yonder Mountain Harvest Fest; Summer Meltdown; 4 Peaks Music Festival; The Fillmore, SF; Harmony Festival; Strawberry Music Festival; The Great American Music Hall; Las Tortugas Dance of the Dead; finals of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Members- Jason Beard (guitar, mandolin), Josh Brough (banjo, keyboards), George Smeltz (drums), and Aspen Stevenson (bass), Sean Lehe(guitar)