Wondering what exactly a Whiskey Tango might be? The four-piece group says, “it’s a hell-yeah, honky-tonk, roadhouse-type band, driven by harmonica, irony and keeping your x-mas lights up all year long.” They do songs “about drinking and women” from blues and country territory while visiting the “redneck rock” part of town where you might see “the Beatles hanging with Buck Owens doing shots of Jack.” As soon as Cliff Edwards (vocals, harmonica), Bill Steele (vocals, drums), Doug Gholson (vocals, guitar) and Larry Caulk (vocals, bass) hooked up at an impromptu birthday party jam, they decided to be a band. Edwards, Caulk and Steele, all from the Hillsboro area, knew each other back in the day. Bill and Cliff played in Hillsboro-area heroes, the Skruze some 20 years ago, Larry beat the drums for popular area groups Moonlight Rhythm Rangers and Big Fur, while Doug made a splash around town as part of the original Mr. Opporknockity duo and band back at the turn of the century. Together they “tango it up.
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