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Welcome Back Concert: Whiskey Bent

  • September 15, 2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • Conn Library
  • Free and open to the public - all ages welcome

A free, family-friendly concert for everyone, located on the steps of the library. Bring your own lawn chairs. Welcome back to campus!

Whiskey Bent

Known for its high-energy shows, tight instrumentals and Tim Zach’s strong vocals, Whiskey Bent is a five-man country rock band based in central Nebraska. In addition to Zach, Whiskey Bent is made up of Jeff Westwood (guitar), Jeff Wilson (drums), Joe Parr (guitar, mandolin, harmonica) and Kevin Galvan (bass). Westwood and Wilson have been with the band since it formed in 2009.  

Whiskey Bent writes and performs its own music and covers a variety of top artists that include Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Johnny Cash and other artists. 

“Garth Brooks meets Metallica. We’re country with crunch,” said Zach. “We like to push the limits with songs and bring a rock attitude to every song we play.”

In 2010, Whiskey Bent played at Nebraska’s popular Comstock Windmill Festival alongside national acts Clay Walker, Rodney Atkins, Trent Tomlinson and Emerson Drive. That appearance launched a relationship in 2011 with Kearney-based radio station Nebraska’s Hot Country Y102 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which led to the first of many benefit concerts to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

The band has opened for national artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Collin Raye, Blackhawk, Jon Pardi, and Canaan Smith while also playing festivals with artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, and the Casey Donahew Band.  Tim Zach and Whiskey Bent performed as a featured act in Las Vegas at the PBR World Finals in October 2015.

Whiskey Bent began writing and performing their original songs in 2012 with the debut single “On The River,” which quickly became a top request on local country radio. 

The band has increased its national presence by opening and performing alongside artists such as Jake Owen, Jerrod Niemann and The Lost Trailers.  Whiskey Bent performed in more than 90 live shows in 2016. Whiskey Bent is a regular on the summer county fair and country music festival circuit, including the popular Kicker Country Stampede in Manhattan, Kansas. The band released a first full-length album in July 2014, which includes eight original songs and two live cuts. Zach spent time at Station West studio in Nashville, recording songs written by established music row songwriters. He co-wrote and recorded “Like Him” – a song about his grandfather – as part of a solo project that released in November 2015. https://www.whiskeybentband.com/listen

For more information, please contact Mullins at 402-375-7591 or ssenate@wsc.edu.

Band information is available at www.whiskeybentband.com.