It feels like I was born to make music.  Mom played drums and dad is a wonderful rhythm guitarist and singer.   That being said, I am a self taught musician.  I first learned drums when I was young and then branched out into bass, rhythm and lead guitar.  I also dabble a bit with the banjo, mandolin, violin, lap steel, piano and anything else I can get my hands on.  I joke that if it has strings, I can get a song out of it.  


Vocally, I attribute what I do to Mrs. Becky Tish, my high school choir director.  Without her coaching and belief, I would not be doing this today.  


I first started playing in a band before I could legally get into a bar to do it.  I was the drummer for the Red Desert Band based in Cheyenne. Along with my dad and two other gentlemen, who were easily double my age, I played country music that was written 30-50 years before I was born. At the time, I wasn't fond of the music, but the money was ok on the Zoo Circuit...Eagle's, Elk's, Moose...


As I got into high school, it was all about rock and alternative rock...Nirvana, Third Eye Blind, Silverchair, 311, Alice in Chains, Bush, Metallica, Korn...although these all play on "classic rock" radio now, it's what pushed me another step forward in music.  I fell in with some guys and joined a band...Conjured Shadows.  


Conjured Shadows led me to meet Jason McMillan and we are still making music today in Whiskey's Alibi.


The older I got, the more I found myself detesting the new music on mainstream radio, both country and rock.  So, as sons tend to do, I began to turn into my father, listening less and less to new music and more and more to the country hits of days gone by.  Hank Williams, Jones, Strait, The Hag, Garth, Cash, Willie, Waylon and the rest...this is music.  



I hope that you enjoy and can identify with the songs Whiskey's Alibi and I write and perform.  We are doing our part to get away from the mainstream pop-country drab that pollutes country radio to bring you a fresh, real, emotional sound that speaks across generations and demographics.


Art is how we decorate space, Music is how we decorate Time.  Thank you for spending some of your time with us supporting our cause and getting to know us a little better.  I sincerely hope that you will come out and listen to Whiskey's Alibi and come introduce yourself so we can get to know you as well.  Music is nothing when it falls upon deaf ears and our fans and supporters are the reason we exist.  


From the bottom of my heart, thank you and God Bless!! 

Jason Coonts

Whiskey's Alibi