SoundWaves Signs Exclusive Art Rights with Waylon Jennings Estate
First Poster Drops This Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. CT via WaylonShop.com
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Multi-Platinum band Whiskey Myers has partnered with exclusive art creator SoundWaves Creative to offer limited-edition prints and merchandise celebrating both their own live shows and the work of other musicians, including as the exclusive art provider for the Waylon Jennings estate. The inaugural Waylon Jennings poster will drop this Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. CT via WaylonShop.com.
Founded by John Fosco in late 2021, SoundWaves Creative offers collectible music inspired art with an emphasis on print variants specific to individual live shows and notable musicians. Each creation is limited in number, never reprinted, hand embossed, authenticated, archived, and custom made using premium materials and advanced printing techniques.
“We’re so excited to be working with SoundWaves Creative to create some really cool Waylon posters,” shares Shooter Jennings, son of the late Waylon Jennings and an accomplished artist in his own right. “They create great art and are great folks. The Whiskey Myers guys are old friends of mine from way back and have now collaborated with SoundWaves to allow for some really cool designs for other artists as well, and I’m excited to bring Waylon into the fold!”
“Visual art has always been really important to us as a band,” reflects Whiskey Myers guitarist John Jeffers, who designed the cover art for the Whiskey Myers self-titled album as well as various tour art for the band. “Whether that’s the design on our album covers or the items at our merch booth, we see art as a way to tell even more of our music’s story. We loved what SoundWaves brought to the table for our own shows, and we’re excited to partner with them to help create art for even more artists.”
“I’m a collector of all things music, and since the inception of SoundWaves we have implemented an archiving system highlighting supply, collaboration and year produced,” notes SoundWaves’ Fosco. “This system was designed to effectively communicate with the mind of a collector. We create media; we don’t create posters. Our media is created by a team of directors, producers, illustrators, applicators... This creative process was put in place to raise the bar on collectible music-based art.”
For more information, visit SoundWavesCreative.com
About SoundWaves Creative
This music-based collectible company was born of a chance collaboration with Whiskey Myers in November of 2021. Since that November day, every piece of collectible music memorabilia SoundWaves Creative has produced has never been reprinted, is hand embossed, individually authenticated, and archived by number to trace chain of custody. Their goal is to produce creative assets that appreciate over time due to unmatched quality, authenticity, and lack of supply.
About Whiskey Myers
Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played more than 2,500 live shows to ever-increasing crowd sizes since their emergence in 2007. In addition to headlining their own sold-out shows from coast to coast at iconic venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and Ryman Auditorium, plus performing at marquee festivals Bonnaroo, Stagecoach, Download and more, the six-piece was also personally selected to open The Rolling Stones’ Chicago stadium show in 2019. Their latest self-produced album, Tornillo, available everywhere now via the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records, features the No. 17 most-played Americana song of 2022, “John Wayne,” and follows their fifth studio album, Whiskey Myers, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Country and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart (No. 3 among new releases). In total, Whiskey Myers have sold more than 1.5 million albums and amassed over 2 billion streams while earning six RIAA Gold & Platinum certifications as an independent band. Known for their high-energy live show and unique sound, the band praised by Esquire as “the real damn deal” has also earned synch success with features (and an on-screen appearance) in Paramount’s hit show “Yellowstone” as well as Netflix series “What/If,” Angelina Jolie film “Those Who Wish Me Dead” and CBS series “SEAL Team.” USA Today describes their sound as “a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin,” with Rolling Stone noting “it’s the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot.”
About Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings was an award-winning singer-songwriter, musician and actor. Between 1965 and 1995, Jennings had sixteen singles and eleven albums top the Billboard charts, and throughout his career he was awarded multiple GRAMMYs, CMA and ACM awards and had six consecutive albums go certified gold or higher. While Jennings was notably the pioneer of the Outlaw country movement, his music has gone on to influence a myriad of artists and music cultures in country, rock and beyond.