Whiskey Trail
Photography provided by: Katlyn Kretzschmar

The Whiskey Trail Band is a country group of musicians from the blue collar shipping town of Duluth, Minnesota. Heidi Pack got her start singing in her parents’ church at the age of 4. As she got older she could feel the lure of music calling her. She started singing in bands and then wanted to strike it out on her own. Fate stepped in and sent her Jake Birdseye. Jake picked up a guitar at age 10 teaching himself and writing songs. Heidi posted an ad looking for a back-up guitarist.  During the audition each noticed the chemistry in song writing and how well their voices blended in harmony. The audition soon became a band practice and Whiskey Trail began at that moment.

Whiskey Trail considers their unique vocal harmonies as a strong point of their show.  Even when they cover one of their influences like Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, and The Civil Wars it doesn’t sound like the original. As Heidi puts it, “It sounds like Whiskey Trail”. Which is what they incorporate into their own music. Whiskey Trail is enjoying a little popularity with some airplay, a growing fan base, and packed halls for their busy booking schedule. Whiskey Trail’s popularity has led to opening for Alabama, Tyler Farr, Nelly, Parmalee, and many, many more. 

Rounding out the band is Jim Holbeck on lead guitar, Wade Grawe on bass and Mathew Groom on drums.

Pack your dancing shoes because this high energy band is sure to keep you out on the floor dancing for hours!


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