The Wine Soaked Preachers

The Wine Soaked Preachers are a four-piece roots band based out of Calgary, Alberta. Writing and preaching their own brand of Alberta-soaked tales, the band is inspired by other proudly Canadian roots acts like Corb Lund and Daniel Romano, as well as dark and dissident storytellers such as The Handsome Family and Timber Timbre. WSP is currently playing throughout Alberta to promote their sophomore album, Same Old Town.

“It might be tempting to call The Wine Soaked Preachers alt country, but the truth is they simply play good, old-fashioned country’n’western. No modern Nashville nonsense, just the pure, unadorned sound of the prairies.”
– Mark Anthony Brennan
ridethetempo.com

“The Wine Soaked Preachers embrace deep-rooted provincial ties, and all the songs call for a bracing shot of whiskey and a resounding stomp of the cowboy boot”
– The Bad Tempered Zombie

“It might be tempting to call The Wine Soaked Preachers alt country, but the truth is they simply play good, old-fashioned country’n’western. No modern Nashville nonsense, just the pure, unadorned sound of the prairies.”
– Mark Anthony Brennan
ridethetempo.com

“The Wine Soaked Preachers embrace deep-rooted provincial ties, and all the songs call for a bracing shot of whiskey and a resounding stomp of the cowboy boot”
– The Bad Tempered Zombie

The Wine Soaked Preachers are a four-piece roots band based out of Calgary, Alberta. Writing and preaching their own brand of Alberta-soaked tales, the band is inspired by other proudly Canadian roots acts like Corb Lund and Daniel Romano, as well as dark and dissident storytellers such as The Handsome Family and Timber Timbre. WSP is currently playing throughout Alberta to promote their sophomore album, Same Old Town.

March 2010 – Two prairie boys start a tribute band to their favorite southern Alberta musician, Corb Lund, in an attempt to play every southern Alberta hotel.
January 2012 – West coast stand-up bass player joins the boys to give ’em that bottom end they’ve been missing. Original songs start to develop.
April 2012 – First 4 song demo recorded with all WSP-written material by Joel Fraser in Calgary.
June 2012 – THE Corb Lund attends a WSP show at The Unicorn Pub. He gives the boys his blessing to continue spreading lessons of virtue. Pictures are taken of this holiest of events.
September 2012 – Another 4 song demo is recorded with Joel Fraser in Calgary. It consists of three original songs and a WSP cover ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’ in the key of Alberta.
September 2012 – A hiatus show at Below Deck Tavern in Calgary.
July 2013 – The duo reunites for Stampede 2013 to rave reviews. Mr Lund once again joins the Preachers at The Unicorn, and invites Jay to sing with him for a rendition of ‘Time to Switch to Whiskey’ at the Calgary Stampede Coke Stage
January 2014 – Psychobilly bass player Miles joins once again bringing WSP up to a trio. ‘Tales of ‘Western Noir’, a compilation of the band’s 8 recorded song is released on iTunes.
July 2014 – Guitar wizard Wayne brings the band to 4 members strong, initiating the strongest Stampede season to date. WSP appears live on CJSW.
February 2015 – CD ‘Re-release’ Party for the physical copies of ‘Tales of Western Noir’
April 2015 – A sophomore release is currently being recorded with WSP allie Joel Fraser
August 2016 – biggest stage to date – Big Valley Jamboree Saloon
Sept 2016 – CD Release party for second album ‘Same Old Town’