Whiskey Riff Raff

Whiskey Riff Raff

A podcast by Whiskey Riff for the country fan. On 'Whiskey Riff Raff,' Steve Gazibara and Wes Langeler give an unfiltered and unapologetic take on country music, life, and all the craziness that comes with it. Laugh with us. Rant with us. Drink with us.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 15 mins

Country star Dierks Bentley stops by the podcast to talk about his forthcoming 'Gravel & Gold' tour, some of his favorite music, how he was influenced by and incorporates bluegrass into his own sound, his many side projects, forming the Hot Country Knights and much more.

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Frontman of Lost Dog Street Band Benjamin Tod stops by the podcast to talk about growing up in Nashville and Kentucky, his writing process and honesty in music, making his Grand Ole Opry debut, the rising popularity of country music, being a Green Bay Packers fan, some of his hobbies and more.

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April 30, 2024 10 mins

Ahead of his Grand Ole Opry debut, Tyler Halverson joined the podcast to talk about his small town roots, musical heroes and influences and much more. He also answers everyone's burning question — when we can expect new music.

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April 16, 2024 21 mins

Ahead of their Grand Ole Opry debut, frontman Shane Smith of Shane Smith & The Saints talks about grinding out on the road for years and building a passionate fan base, releasing a new album 'Norther' this year, his influences and favorite music, goals for the future and much more.

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March 28, 2024 20 mins

Brough to you by our friends at Laurel Cove Music Festival, Red Clay Strays frontman Brandon Coleman and guitarist Drew Nix join the the podcast for the first time to talk about headlining Laurel Cove this year and what they're looking forward to about playing there again, the viral success of "Wondering Why," a new album coming soon and much more.

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September 19, 2023 37 mins

Brought to you by our friends at Rebels & Renegades Festival, Flatland Cavalry frontman Cleto Cordero and drummer Jason Albers stop by the podcast again to talk about playing at Rebels & Renegades this year, opening for Luke Combs on his 2023 world tour, getting to meet Willie Nelson, fans fighting during shows, their new album dropping later this year, hangover cures and much more.

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August 23, 2023 35 mins

Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers stop by the podcast again to talk about their new project 'Hold My Beer, Vol. 3.,' their friend Miranda Lambert and "photo-gate," the Texas music scene and their friendship over the years, hanging out in Cabo at Casey Donahew's Boots On The Beach festival, writing with Koe Wetzel at the Sonic Ranch, their hangover cures and much, much more.

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August 3, 2023 49 mins

Texas native Jake Worthington stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about his recent self-titled debut studio album, working with Ronnie Dunn, his neotraditional sound and how important country music is to him, being invited by Marty Stuart to make his Grand Ole Opry debut, getting to open for Lainey Wilson at Red Rocks and much more.

 

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June 22, 2023 40 mins

One of country music's most exciting young artists, Ella Langley, stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about her debut studio EP 'Excuse the Mess,' working with Koe Wetzel on "That's Why We Fight" and how it came to be, growing up in Alabama and some her musical influences, her writing process, playing college bars and moving to Nashville to pursue music, and so much more.

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June 6, 2023 4 mins

In a very special edition of the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast, Flatland Cavalry frontman Cleto Cordero surprises Colby Acuff with an invitation to make his Grand Ole Opry debut.

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April 27, 2023 53 mins

Presented by Laurel Cove Music Festival, ESPN NFL Draft Analyst & Insider Matt Miller stops by the podcast for a very special episode ahead of the 2023 NFL draft to talk football, a little country music, give analysis on some of his draft picks, and much more.

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April 21, 2023 37 mins

Charles Wesley Godwin stops by the podcast for the second time to talk about his new record deal with Big Loud and what led him to sign with a Nashville label, his plans for new music this year and dropping his new album 'Family Ties,' opening for Zach Bryan, how he makes his live shows memorable, his love for George Strait and much more.

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April 6, 2023 20 mins

West Virginia native Logan Halstead stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about growing up in Appalachia and how his surroundings fostered his love of music from a young age, the storytelling element to his writing, his fan-favorite song "Dark Black Coal" and his forthcoming debut album, his 2023 touring schedule and much more.

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March 23, 2023 29 mins

Ernest stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about his new album FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses and working with Dean Dillon on "What Have I Got To Lose," how he got his start as a rapper and growing up in Nashville, opening for Morgan Wallen on his 2023 world tour, writing with Koe Wetzel, his new farm in Tennessee, his plans to put out more new music this year and much more.

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March 10, 2023 28 mins

Steve and Wes talk about the new partnership between Whiskey Riff and Opry Entertainment Group, what it means for the future and continuing to support artists we love alongside the Grand Ole Opry, some of the ideas in the works and much more.

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February 24, 2023 59 mins

Charlie and Gary of Muscadine Bloodline stop by the podcast ahead of release day for their new album 'Teenage Dixie' to talk about making it as an independent act, their Alabama roots and the inspiration behind the record, why they haven't signed a deal with a major label, opening for Eric Church this year, NFL and college football, the upcoming baseball season, their 2023 schedule and much more.

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February 16, 2023 19 mins

Cole Chaney stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about making music and how he got into it, growing up in Kentucky, some of his memorable performances, his favorite kinds of bourbon, the storytelling aspect to his songs, his definition of a holler, hangover cures, his plans for 2023 and much more.

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January 12, 2023 23 mins

Jesse stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about growing up in small town California, getting into country music and how he fell in love with it, his struggle with alcohol and getting sober, living in Texas now, his love for the outdoors, hunting and fishing, getting his catalytic converter stolen Ohio, his plans for 2023, covering Waylon Jennings, and much more.

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December 12, 2022 37 mins

To close out 2022, Ben Burgess stopped by the podcast for the first time to talk about his debut studio album 'Tears the Size of Texas,' getting out of a bad recording contract and moving to Nashville to pursue country music, writing for people like Lil Wayne, the Jonas Brothers and Morgan Wallen, Morgan's insane career trajectory over the last couple years, making the transition to being an artist, opening for and ha...

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November 18, 2022 28 mins

Presented by Templeton Distillery, 49 Winchester frontman Isaac Gibson stops by the podcast for the first time to talk about making music in Appalachia and all the good stuff coming from that region right now, his unique process for how he goes about writing and recording songs with his band, the Nashville industry and being an independent artist making country music, and much more.

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