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   >>>>> High Octane Country !!!

Whiskey Pass, a San Jose based band, brings you great high octane country music, combining an eclectic mix of new and older country tunes and original tunes from lead singer Christine VanHoy.

Christine is also an award winning Independent Country recording artist who was awarded “Favorite Female Country Artist 2014” by The Independent Music Network. This was her sixth consecutive year winning this award. She also won "Favorite Country Single 2013" with her 2013 single release High Octane Crazy.

The other members of the band also bring a wealth of experience in the music industry and passion for the music, to the rockin’ sounds of Whiskey Pass – Jim Goodkind on Lead Guitar, Len Anderson on Rhythm Guitar, Bill Shaffer on Bass and Jeff Swolgard on Drums. Come. Check us out. Be prepared to dance your boots off.
Christine VanHoy
Christine VanHoy
Lead Singer

Christine is a Singer / Songwriter who has been entertaining a variety of musical audiences from the east coast to the west coast since her early teens. She has performed in “hot spot” nightclubs from Boston to San Francisco, military bases, large auditoriums and concert halls, town halls and smoky bar rooms. Since starting her journey into the world of Independent Country Music and Country Music Radio six years ago, Christine has had 12 single releases, and 7 of them have gone to #1 on the New Music Weekly Country Chart. She won New Music Weekly’s Best New Country Artist 2007 and Country Breakthrough Artist 2008 awards. And in 2009, she was nominated for New Music Weekly’s Best Female Country Artist alongside such Country greats as Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, and was also nominated for Best Country Single of the Year for “Love Me”. She has won the Independent Music Network’s Best Female Country Artist for the last six years, 2009 – 2014, and her single release High Octane Crazy won Favorite Country Single for 2013.
Jim Goodkind
Lead Guitar / Vocal

Jim learned to play guitar from Chicago blues legend, Harvey Mandel. He was part of the Chicago music scene during the 1960's and the Boston music scene during the 1970's. Jim has played, toured, and recorded with members of various bands, including those from: The Cars, Bonnie Raitt's band, Van Morrison's band, The Chambers Brothers, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Jim Goodkind
Len Anderson
Len Anderson
Rhythm Guitar / Vocals

Len hails from a small town just north of Cincinnati, Ohio where he was musically influenced by the likes of Elvis, Dylan, Bill Monroe, Duke Ellington and The Beatles. While in high school, he performed in cofffee houses and clubs in and around southwest Ohio. After moving to California in the 70s and taking some time off from music, Len began performing again, and over the last few years has played The Saddlerack, The Rodeo Club, Campbell's Octoberfest, The Rubicon Jamboree at Lake Tahoe and various clubs, wineries and restaurants in Northern California.
Bill Shaffer
Bill Shaffer
Bass Guitar / Vocals

Bill was raised in South San Francisco and has played in a wide variety of rock, jazz, and blues bands, performing at clubs throughout the South Bay and Peninsula. Most notably, he has played for the past 20+ years with Dave Crimmen, a Peninsula rockabilly artist with whom he recorded three CDs including one that featured backing vocals by the Jordanaires (Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Patsy Cline, etc.).