whiskey sunday


In June of 2012, Patrick Rieger and Deidre Moore took an electric harp, a few ballads, and some Jameson, and Whiskey Sunday was born. The two met for the first time playing with LA's hardest working Irish band, Slugger O'Toole. Patrick and Deidre shared a love of both American and Irish fiddle music and consider the instrument a staple in the whiskey sound. Since forming, the band has played over 100 gigs in 40+ venues all in the Los Angeles area, including every Irish pub in town. Saturday night shows are often hosted by the Tam O'Shanter Inn on Los Feliz Blvd., the adopted home of Whiskey Sunday. Word spread throughout Southern California and in the summer of 2013 Deidre and Patrick were joined by Olivia Sandoval on upright bass, and JR Nutt on mandolin and banjo. All four share a passion for back porch, working class, American roots music as well as a dedicated reverence for the Old Country and the Irish music that put them on the map.

Although Los Angeles based, their sound is pure Midwestern woods at dusk. Whiskey Sunday combines their shared roots of Irish folk, with a hearty pour of Americana, prairie winds, and riverside cabin hymns. In their music, you'll hear references of an older time, with bittersweet tragic stories hidden in joyful harmonies. The combination of the electric harp and fiddle produce an antique effect in a modern group. Whiskey Sunday will bring the lake house out in any Irish American folk lover. Music that asks you to pour something single malt, sit on the porch, and sip reverently.


We are available for all corporate events, private parties, festivals and tours.