Whiskey Myers to help raise money
Sunday, 22 July 2012 by Matthew Girard
A Belton regular and favorite is coming back this week to help raise money for some special children.
On Thursday, Southern Rock band Whiskey Myers will take the stage at Schoepf's BBQ to play as part of the annual Vaquero Golf Classic, which benefits the Peacable Kingdom Retreat for Children.
The golf tournament will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a player's dinner and award ceremony before opening act 7 Years Today takes the stage.
Whiskey Myers drummer Jeff Hogg said he always enjoys coming and playing in Belton.
"I love it there," Hogg said. "Everybody treats us real well and everybody is friendly and we are well taken care of. It's one of my favorite spots to play."
Whiskey Myers hails from East Texas and includes members Cody Cannon, Cody Tate, Gary Brown and Hogg.
"We've been together for more than five years and we've got two albums out," Hogg said. "We're more Southern Rock than Country in my opinion."
According to the band's bio, their musical style was forged from several different genres of music from several different areas. The most obvious of these are the blues rock jam bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and Led Zeppelin.
"We like to play music that we would like to listen to," Hogg said. "We've got a bunch of different influences. We just blend a bunch of different styles together."
Whiskey river has opened for such acts as Roger Creager and The Eli Young Band.
The Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, was established in 1984 to offer a place where children with special needs can celebrate the health-giving benefits of nature. Philanthropists Jim and Daurice Bowmer founded the organization in memory of their grandson, Charles Bowmer Schreiner, V, who died of a heart ailment at 11 months of age.
Hogg said getting to play music for the benefit of someone else is rewarding.
"It's pretty cool that you can affect someone's life by just playing music," Hogg said.
For more information about Schoepf's BBQ Vaquero Golf Classic, contact Ronnie Schoepf at (254) 421-3424 or Ericka Mitchell at (832) 368-3187.