112. Kopecky Family Band - ‘Kids Raising Kids’ + Vieux Carre

113. Kopecky Family Band - ‘Kids Raising Kids’ + Vieux Carre

Ingredients: 1 ounce rye whiskey, 1 ounce cognac, 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters, 1/2 teaspoon Benedictine, lemon twist for garnish. 

Mixing Instructions: Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with Benedictine, then apply two dashes of Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters.  Add in rye whiskey, cognac and sweet vermouth, then gently lower a large ice cube into the glass.  Stir ingredients briefly (5 sec) then garnish with a lemon twist.

Notes: The Vieux Carre (pronounced voh-care-eh).  Kopecky Family Band (pronounced Kopecky-family-band).  One is 1930’s French Quarter cocktail.  The other, a six-piece Nashville band.  Both are complex creations that blend together several unique parts in a beautiful way.  For the past five years the group has been coming into their own banging out two EP’s and a split 7”.  They aren’t really related, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t family.  

With their first full-length album one immediately senses a level of vulnerability and intimacy that simply couldn’t happen without the deep trust of shared history.  Lead singers Kelsey and Gabe dutifully execute a push-and-pull 1950s rock vibe that ranges from playful to heart-wrenching.  In the end this album is about love and all the tension that accompanies it.  Unlike most bands, however, when the Kopecky Family sings about love, you know deep down they actually believe in it.  

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