Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas
San Diego’s Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas has developed a reputation among local craft breweries, Irish Pubs and at numerous outdoor events for its rousing, crowd pleasing, eclectic performances. Often incorporating and encouraging crowd participation, with a playlist that runs the gamut from Original material, with influences in Irish traditional, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Ragtime and Classic Rock including some stellar Led Zeppelin covers, drawing a wide range of appeal for all ages. This 8 piece acoustic band was founded in the summer of 2011 by San Diego rock band veterans: Jack Laux, Steve Hoshko, and George Davis, looking to explore the connections between Irish traditional and American roots, and infusing a rousing rock band delivery, while still utilizing all acoustic instruments. The fellas really took flight with the addition of fiddle player extraordinaire, “Flying”Floyd Fronius.
As the Fellas reputation grew at the breweries, pubs and a 2 year stint as house band at 57 degrees, they were soon invited to perform on Horn blower Yachts “Brews Cruise” 1 and 2, O.B. Street Fair and Chili Cook off, a regular 4 years in row at Balboa park’s St. Patrick’s day parade, San Diego’s Shamrock festival in the Gaslamp, The 2015 Mission Valley Craft beer and Food Festival, San Diego Gypsyfest, San Diego Gator by the Bay festival 2016-2017, 2016 Balboa park December Nights and numerous House of Blues “Local brews, local Grooves” events to name just a few. They play pubs and breweries from North County to South bay and from the beach out to East County. The fellas are staunch supporters of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, San Diego Irish Outreach, San Diego Fire Fighters Pipe and Drum band and have donated their time to many local charities including Fresh Start for Rady Children’s hospital, Operation Soldier’s Gratitude and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society San Diego. The Fellas are currently working on material for their third full length CD of original music and have their own music station featured on Pandora. Last year’s CD “Second Pint” was nominated for the 2017 San Diego Music Awards for “Best Local Recording.”