Whiskey River was formed in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1978 by Lee & Rod Montgomery. Both Montgomery brothers played in various bands and with their dad Norm in the years before. Lee played guitar and was a vocalist. Rod played drums and was a vocalist. In 1973 a terrible accident left Rod in a wheelchair. Rod continued his love for music as a keyboard player and vocalist. When Whiskey River was formed Jeff Thorn was added to play guitar, keyboards and as a vocalist. Soon they added Jamie Elder on bass guitar and as a vocalist. Dave Woltz was the latest drummer/vocalist to come on board in 1990. Unfortunately both founding members Lee & Rod passed away in 2009 & 2010. Rodís son Shane Messina stepped up and joined up with the older boys to play guitar and provide vocals. Whiskey River has played many clubs, bars and events over the years in central and southern Ohio and some in West Virginia. All members of Whiskey River sing lead and backup vocals which gives the band a diversified sound that audiences appreciate. Classic Rock & Country Rock make up their current playlist.