When I was first asked to write a little something for the Whitehorse Band, I thought it would be easy. But, now that the time has come, I find myself wondering where to start. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning.
About two years ago, I received a tape of several songs that some one thought would be good for our Sunday morning Jigs and Reels show. I listened to the tape and told the person who had send the tape in the truth, the songs were great, but the recording quality was too bad to put on the air.
Not to let a little thing like that stop them, these four gentleman promptly ran out to the studio and re-taped every last song, and, within two weeks, had a new tape, much better quality, ready to hit the airwaves.
As a test of their music, I played a song called “Newfie Boogie” the following Sunday. The response was unbelievable. The requests for that song, and, it seemed, any and all others this band performed, poured in, each and every week.
In the months that followed, the boys released first, a single, then an album. The requests still poured in, and, it seemed as though people just couldn’t get enough of their music.
Whether it’s an old favourite that you haven’t heard in years, or something the boys cooked up themselves, a toe tapper or a waltz, what you hear is the Whitehorse Band, one of Newfoundland’s best and most popular bands in recent years, delivering, in fine style, the type of music that has made Newfoundland music a favourite, both and home abroad.
With this, their second album, they have once again put together more great songs, each and every one bound to be a favourite. I say that without even hearing the album as this is written, because I know what Whitehorse will do: they will play good music. It’s in their blood.
Now, take this record and listen to it, and I’ll tell you just one thing; I’m looking forward to hearing it as much as you are.
-John Wiles (Host – JIGS & REELS – OZ FM)
There’s no denying that the boys of the Whitehorse Band are “good ol’ Newfoundland boys” through and through. Just listen to their music and you’ll immediately acknowledge their love of Newfoundland and it’s culture, especially that which is embedded in the music and stories of Newfoundland.
Their first album, “Dangerous Waters”, is a musical delight, and now, the Whitehorse Band has gone and done it to us again with their “brand-spankin'” new album, “The Ship That Never Returned”.
You will enjoy the refreshing sounds of this talented Whitehorse Band.
-Sam Whifflen (Music Director, Home Brew Show 97/CFYQ 68/CIYQ, 61/CKYQ, 1010/CFYQ)
The Whitehorse Band has come to be quite well known and popular on the CHCM Showboat Show. “Seven Years I Loved A Sailor”, “Maid of the Mountain”, “Mother”, “Macdonald Name”, and “Dangerous Waters”, have all been highly requested songs, I for one am looking forward to hearing any new studio work they may be doing, ad I’m sure CHCM Showboat listeners will enjoy hearing once again, from this very talented group of Nflders.
-Gary Myles (Program Director – CHCM-VOCM RADIO NFLD)
The first release, “Dangerous Waters”, by Whitehorse, was an immediate and tremendous success. This energetic new group have made quite an impact on the Nfld. music scene. To date, “Dangerous Waters” is among the best selling records and tapes in our store. Their enthusiastic approach to Nfld. and Irish music, assures the success of this, their newest effort.
-Roy J. O’Brien (O’BRIEN’S MUSIC STORE, St. John’s, Nfld.)”