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Press Kit

THE BAND

A PASSION TO PLAY MUSIC...

...whenever and wherever they can is what drives Whiskey Pass. 

From neighborhood bars to larger venues all over the country, the five talented musicians in the band have truly done it all.

That wealth of experience shows up in the band’s tight performances, strong, passionate lead vocals and pure, soaring four part harmonies.  These folks just love to play and it shows!

 

Performing a wide variety of Country music, seasoned with some Classic Rock and originals from songwriters Christine VanHoy (Lead vocals) and Steven Gregory (Guitar), Whiskey Pass will have you on your feet and take you on an unforgettable musical journey.

Lead Vocals

Those lines on your face...  Christine VanHoy calls them life experiences,

And that experience shows up in a voice that is strong, warm, and filled with emotion every time she sings.  Her original songs are filled with real and genuine stories from life that people can relate to.

 

Christine is an award winning Independent recording artist.

In addition to several #1 songs on the New Music Weekly Chart, she has won Favorite New Country Artist, and Favorite Female Country artist.

Her songs have also been nominated (and have won) for Favorite Country Single on the Independent Music Network.

She also owns 8 consecutive wins for Favorite Female Country Artist.

 

Still on the musical life experience bucket list – “performing at The Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church.”  And opening for someone at Shoreline would be fun too!”

JIM GOODKIND

Guitar

Jim learned to play guitar from Chicago blues legend, Harvey Mandel. He was part of the Chicago music scene during the 1960's and the Boston music scene during the 1970's. Jim has played, toured, and recorded with members of various bands, including those from: The Cars, Bonnie Raitt's band, Van Morrison's band, The Chambers Brothers, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

ALAN COOPER

Bass

Alan is a lifelong musician and multi instrumentalist with a love for holding down the low end. He brings a wealth of experience and a strong pocket style that cements the tight rhythm section and keeps the audience on their feet and wanting more.

When he isn't on stage he is busy selling acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, and resonator guitars to music stores around the country as a National Sales Rep for Recording King and The Loar.

Guitar

STEVEN GREGORY

A Bay Area native, Steven has been on stage most of his life. He hit the road as a working musician at the tender age of 17 and never looked back. Touring with various national acts he traveled the country playing bars, nightclubs and concert dates for nearly 30 years.

An experienced session guitarist and recording engineer, he has worked on both sides of the glass with many music business legends. He is also an accomplished songwriter with many of his own albums.

MATT GRETTER

Drums

Matt picked up his first set of drum sticks at age 11.
Since then he has studied the instrument continually.
When he's not gigging or touring he studies with Nashville session drummer Rich Redmond.

 

Matt has toured and recorded with many Notable Bay Area bands including country artist Mike Hellman, Jim Shawndi, West Coast Turnaround and the rock band All Roads, but if you ask him he’ll tell you the highlight of his career was sitting in with country superstar Jason Aldean during a show at the Shoreline Amphitheater.
Matt operates an online recording studio turning out drum tracks for recording writers and producers.