About Denny Wheatley
Born and bred in Louisville, KY, I lived in Texas for a time and met my wife there. That is where I first started writing a bit. I just started performing about 10 years ago and I've just finished my first CD of 12 original songs called "Blame it on the Whiskey" which features musicians from the Louisville area.
Blame It On The Whiskey
Denny Wheatley (SELF-RELEASED)
Channeling classic chops, Wheatley’s debut transports listeners to the days when the construction of country songs mattered more than an artist’s age, hairstyle or love life. These tunes are traditional, spirited and stately, drawing on many canonical influences, starting with Hank and Jimmie Rodgers. The title song breaks out of the starting gate like a blistering Willie and Waylon tune, and Wheatley’s voice eerily resembles Willie’s relaxed, nasally tone in “The Faker,” a she-done-me-wrong walking tune sure to please those looking for a little beer-drinking chill music. Wheatley also drops just enough turns-of-phrases on “Cry, Cry Baby” and “You and Me” to resemble cuts off John Prine’s In Spite of Ourselves, and the Caribbean-tinged “If It Weren’t for You” should be covered by Jimmy Buffett. It could be his biggest hit in years.
By Michael Sohan – LEO Weekly