LiveWire features lead singer/acoustic guitarist Andy Eutsler, lead guitarist/harmony vocalist Bobby DeGonia, fiddle/harmony vocalist, Cory Shultz, drummer, Brad Allen, and pedal steel/guitar/banjo player, Scott Kwapiszeski. They are joined in the studio and onstage by bassist, Paul Carabello.
Edgy, honest and passionate, LiveWire’s unique sound blends elements of working man’s Country and rootsy Southern Rock. Themes of the common man resound in their firebrand music with songs about real life: good times, hard times, poverty, love, loss, family, spirituality, death and redemption. LiveWire’s music has found success at radio, both in the U.S. and in Europe, and their videos have received airplay on CMT Pure, The Country Network, The Nashville Network and Yallwire, among other outlets. Their reputation as a top-shelf live performing act has been honed over time by opening for a “Who’s Who” of Country stars, including Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Chesnutt, Kix Brooks and Texas/Red Dirt acts such as Cody Canada and The Departed, Casey Donahew Band, Brandon Jenkins, Kyle Park and Bo Phillips, among others. Major media outlets including Billboard, Music News Nashville, Maverick Magazine, and MusicRow have all touted their talents.
LiveWire has long been bringing crowds to their feet with their dynamic live performances. In its earliest incarnation, the band performed weekends at VFWs and local clubs around Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Soon, the lure of the open road called and LiveWire began traveling from coast-to-coast, performing in club venues in almost every state across America. The experience shaped them into one of the best live bands on the circuit, but the band members dreamed of something bigger. Determined to break out, the group focused their attention on developing the sound that would take them to a higher level.
LiveWire began to get a glimpse of the next phase of their career when they earned a coveted slot as national finalists in the 2009 Colgate Country Showdown performing to a nationwide television audience from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The milestone spurred the band to write, record and release a self-titled EP in 2011 which spawned the debut single, “Tater Fed,” a stirring backwoods rocker that gained the attention of critics, radio and fans. On the heels of that exposure, LiveWire signed with Way Out West Records, a powerhouse indie label helmed by industry veteran, Clif Doyal, with offices in Oklahoma and Nashville. Shortly after LiveWire’s hometown of Joplin, MO was devastated by an EF-5 tornado in the spring of 2011, the band released a single and video for “Miracle Of The Human Spirit,” with proceeds benefiting the rebuilding efforts.
LiveWire released their national debut album, LIVIN,’ in 2012. It has brought the band widespread critical acclaim and produced the hit singles, “Lies” and “Whiskey Sunday,” the latter of which earned them a nomination for “New Group of the Year” at the 2014 Texas Regional Radio Music Awards in March, 2014. Their latest hit single, “Drivin’ You Outta My Mind,” is the namesake for their current tour. After years of hard work and perseverance, long-held dreams are coming into sharper focus and LiveWire is now firmly established as a recording band with the live concert show to back it up.