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Whiskey Trip brings back the danceable, hard-edged honky tonk country music of the 1950s, '60s and 70's, when such artists as Ray Price, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and others made country cool.

A labor of love for local musician Ben O'Connor, who grew up listening to and loving this music, Whiskey Trip plays festivals, concerts, dances, private events and clubs throughout the state.

To do this music justice, Ben has enlisted some of his friends, all of whom are among the best regional working country musicians. The current incarnation of the band features drummer Damon Smith, singer/guitarist Jason Daves, and steel guitar player John Macy.

Occasional members, as subs or extra soloists, include Bret Billings, Ansel Foxley and others.

Whiskey Trip is currently taking a break from live shows.

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Selected Performance History (* means upcoming)

  • Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days Train (2008, 2009)
  • Dance, Haxtun, CO (2009)
  • Rotary Dance, Loveland (2008, 2009)
    July Jams, Sterling (2008)
    Rodeo Dance, Hugo (2008)
    Kremmling Days, Kremmling (2008)
    Parker Concert Series, Parker (2008)
    Cheyenne Concert Series, Cheyenne, WY (2008)
    Crystal Ball (Westminster Rodeo Club) (2008)
  • Save the Land Dance (Benefit for Aspen Valley Land Trust), Carbondale (2008)
  • Parker Concert Series, Parker (2008)
  • Roundhouse Benefit, Hugo (2008)
  • A Taste of Colorado, Denver (2005- 2007)
  • BBQ At the Summit, Dillon (2007)
  • Englewood Summer Concert Series (2007)
  • Adams County Fair (2007)
  • Fourth at Firestone, Firestone (2007)
  • Summerfest on the Rio, Alamosa (2007)
  • Kremmling Days, Kremmling (2007, 2008*)
  • Colorado Cattlemen's Annual Banquet (Private) (2007)
  • Kremmling Fall Dance, Kremmling (2007, 2008)
  • Wolcott Yacht Club, Wolcott (2006, 2007, 2009*)
  • Mile High Greyhound Park (2005)
  • Swing Station, Laporte (2007)
  • Oskar Blues, Lyons (2006, 2007)
  • Ragin' Ryan's, Loveland (2007, 2008*)
  • Stockyard Inn, Denver (2006)
  • Grizzly Rose, Denver (2005)
  • Multiple private parties, events (2006-2007)