Whiskey Autumn was formed by singer/guitarist Greg Laut in early 2011 in Boulder, CO. Inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Wilco, Elliott Smith, and Weezer, Greg sought out to write sticky melodies alongside narrative lyrics. Whiskey Autumn’s debut record, Until the End of Days, was released in November 2011. The album was recorded in a bedroom using mostly acoustic instrumentation and featured a lo-fi sound. After playing solo shows to support the album, bassist/vocalist David Landry and drummer/vocalist Matty Schelling joined the band in late 2012 and early 2013, respectively. The power-trio has a new found full sound and a brand new batch of songs that they are currently recording. Whiskey Autumn hopes to have its follow-up album out by the end of the year. http://www.whiskeyautumn.com/
Jim ( the man of ) Steele was born and raised in Richmond VA. He obtained a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Va. Tech in 1959. He served as a US Army regular army officer from 1959 to 1962 ( honorable discharge in 1962). He obtained a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from U. Florida in 1967. He served as Assistant Professor of Met. Eng. at Va. Tech from 1969 to 1975. He worked at Armco Steel Corporation in their research center from 1975 to 1985. Also worked as technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1985 to 2000. And Worked as private consultant from 2000 to present. Jim has published some 40+ technical articles over his 32 year career working in Materials research. He is currently finalizing his 1st book of verses and poetry, which began in the fall of 2010, after a seizure changed his life. Jim’s passions in life are writing and presenting poetry, playing duplicate bridge and directing his local bridge club, the Niwot bridge club and enjoying live jazz and blues music and dancing at live concerts and clubs, not necessarily in the above order of priority.
Mercury Cafe Slam Team is Franklin Cruz, Lindsay King-Miller, Piper Mullins, Mary McDonough and Eddie Eifler*. They were selected through open competition in April and are training hard to defend Denver at the National Poetry Slam this August in Boston. Their interests include candlelight dinners, long walks on the beach, and bringing about the Gender Apocalypse.