Genuine hard-driving Country
Bryan - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Johnson - Electric Guitar
Patrick - Drums
Andy - Bass
Since 2011 Liar's Trial has blazed a trail across the midwest, playing its own version of genuine, hard-driving country music. Never afraid to stay true to its roots and always playing from the heart, Liar's Trial has had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most prominent names in country music: David Allan Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, Ben and Noel Haggard, Billy Don Burns, Doug Stone, Elizabeth Cook, The Steel Woods, Split Lip Rayfield and The Waco Brothers, to name a few.
Originating out of the punk scene in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the band's first two albums (“Cowboys From Hell” and “Songs About Momma, Trains, Trucks, Prison, and Gettin' Drunk”) are essentially punk albums with country influences thrown in. Imagine if Hank III had a baby with Jason Ringenberg, Loretta Lynn was the surrogate, and the baby was fostered by Skinny Puppy's Ogre. Problem was, Liar's Trial was always too country for the punks and too punk for the country crowd.
In 2016, Liar's Trial returned to the studio -somewhat older and questionably wiser- to record its third offering, “Armadillo By Morning”, a showcase of appreciation for outlaw country. With "Armadillo...", Liar's Trial continued to redefine itself within its own unique genre while pushing the boundaries of the disparate influences that helped create it.
“Armadillo..." marked a turning point in Liar's Trial's career. With “Armadillo...", folks started to pay attention, including the booking agents and country music heroes. Billy Joe Shaver (the truly wonderful human that he is) was the first to give Liar's Trial a real shot with the outlaw country crowd for which he himself had laid the foundation. Everything else fell in place thereafter.
2019's "Friends In No Places" finds Liar's Trial as a band no longer lost in the fringes by finding a way to bridge the gaps between its varied influences. More importantly, as one fan (drunkenly) said after a show, "y'all are going to save country music." And that is exactly what Liar's Trial aims to do.