Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for talking with Battered and Brewed!
What was it like growing up in a small town in Indiana?
Never a dull moment! Everybody knows everybody, and we all grew up very close.
What are some of the family recipes you grew up with?
Granny’s fish, beef ‘n noodles, and a cherry cheesecake
Great Granny Helen’s lasagna
Grandma Karen’s potato salad
Great Grandma Whelan’s no-Bake cookies
Mary Ann’s home-made pizza
Was there ever music playing in the kitchen growing up?
Whitney: A little Reba, some Gatlin Brothers, George Strait, Eagles, Bob Segar, Journey, Reo Speedwagon, maybe even R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”
Dave: Definitely some Alan Jackson, ZZ Top, Kentucky Headhunters, The Tractors, and some Kenny Chesney!
If you had to create a cooking playlist what would it be?
Christmas Cookies – George Strait
Song of the South – Alabama
Somethin’ Like That – Tim McGraw
Sweet Annie – Zac Brown Band
Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
Good Directions – Billy Currington
What I Love About Sundays – Craig Morgan
Where I Come From – Alan Jackson
Meanwhile Back at Mamas – Tim McGraw
Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd
Who is the bigger foodie in the family?
We both love food! Dave likes to cook and try new things, while I (Whitney, here!) just enjoy food!
Do you like to cook at home, or prefer to eat out?
We like to cook at home because we know what’s in it! We do have some places where we enjoy dining out, but for the most part, we like cooking and enjoying our time at home since we’re on the road so much!
Where do you get your recipes?
Typically cookbooks from family, church, and friends. The cookbook we received from One Pan Nan is one of our favorites! 🙂 We also love to get creative with recipes on Google and Pinterest.
Any recipe you would like to share with your Battered and Brewed and your fans?
A Battered & Fried Favorite!
Old South Fish Breading
Uncle Bucks Fish Hot n Spicy Breading
Fresh Wild Turkey Breasts
Cut up Turkey Breasts into chunks. Put in bag with breading and seaonings and shake! Deep Fry then dip in Southwest Mustard! Enjoy this awesome-sauce treat!
When you are not cooking where do you like go to eat?
Some place new! We love Mom n’ Pop places that we find on our road trips.
Is there one food you love so much you just order it again and again?
What’s your favorite ingredient to cook with?
Butter and Creole
Which four things are always in your home refrigerator?
Eggs, Almond Milk, Butter, Ketchup
What is the one place you have always dreamed of dining?
Wolfgang Puck’s spinning restaurant in Dallas
If you could pick one food to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would that be?
pickles and honey
What food is your food vice? You know, one you sneak in a little extra of when no one is looking.
How does food play a part when touring or being in new places?
Huge! If we don’t eat we get “hangry!” We do a lot of grocery shopping and scanning through Yelp! to find hot spots around our tour stops.
What’s the most memorable meal you have had being on tour?
We ate Steak and Spaghetti at the Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City, IA with our good buddy, “Stick,” and his children. It was an AMAZING meal… just no words to explain the delight of this meal! (Good company too!)
Aside from your passion for food and music, what’s the one thing that really keeps you ticking?
What is on the horizon for Dave and Whitney?
Our next single and music video is on it’s way! We’ll also be heading back to Honduras for a trip with our mission team, and we are currently in the process of starting a big project to give back here in the US to our combat military families. (Stay tuned for more info on the “Dave & Whitney Pickin’ Patio Program!”)
Finally for Battered and Brewed, If you could eat or drink with anyone, who would it be and what would you have?
We’d be in Australia trying some Australian cuisine with Keith Urban and his lovely wife, Nicole Kidman.
Get To Know Whitney:
Attended Jefferson University and Technical College and University of Louisville (studied Respiratory Therapy)
Musical Influences: Reba • Martina McBride • Patsy Cline • Foreigner A Handful of Boy Bands
Least Favorite Household Chore: Dishes
Go-To ChickFlick: “SWEET HOME ALABAMA”
Always On The Grocery List: Almond Milk • Dill Pickles • Chips & Salsa • Cereal
(Honey Bunches of Oats/Trix/Fruit Loops/Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
“Ick” Food: Sushi • Mushrooms • Olives
Best Advice For Men On Women? “Don’t worry about your own love language; worry about his.”
Get To Know Dave:
Attended Indiana University (studied Entrepreneurship and Marketing)
Musical Influences: Van Halen • ZZ Top • AC/DC • Maroon 5 • Keith Urban • Brad Paisley John Mayer
Pizza Toppings: “I like them all, but banana peppers are a must!”
One Thing Always In The Fridge: “Beer! Because I hardly ever drink it
(it’s more for guests).”
What Is Your Dream Guitar? Duesenberg, O.C. Bear • A Custom Shop Tele Biggest Pet
One Thing You Hate To Admit: “Whitney is ALWAYS right!
(She was standing beside me when I answered!)”
Best Advice For Women On Men: “Give them space, but not too much space.”
Dave & Whitney are a sexy, fun-loving, dynamic duo that takes their “shazam” to the stage. The charismatic pair now plays more than 150 dates a year together (sharing stages with country music’s most sought-after entertainers including Randy Houser, Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Parmalee, Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Casey James, Dustin Lynch, Love and Theft and Frankie Ballard); they introduced their first national studio recording (entitled ALIBI/2015) and the Dave & Whitney debut single (by the same name-“Alibi”) entered the Music Row charts as an un-promoted, unexpected and much welcomed surprise.
Dave & Whitney are a marriage of faith and talent—a super hero, dynamic duo born with heart and wings to fly.
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