Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Cadillac Junkies blend Americana and indie rock into their new sound. Shalisa’s powerful voice on lead vocals and Dennis driving the groove from behind the drum kit, captures your attention and takes you along for the ride.
Cadillac Junkies is pumped to have won the Jim Beam Make History Talent Search contest! They headed to Toronto to perform a show representing Edmonton, AB during Canadian Music Week in May 2018. As well, Cadillac Junkies placed in the top 6 in the recent COUNTRY 105’s Rising Star competition and although they didn’t win the grand prize, it was an awesome experience. During the 2017 ACMA’s, Cadillac Junkies was honoured to showcase at the Songwriter’s Series on January 27, 2018.
Last year, Cadillac Junkies played five shows at the Live at Heart Music Festival in Orebro, Sweden. While there, they filmed a music video for their latest single “Don’t Walk Away”. Cadillac Junkies has opened for David Lee Murphy and Emerson Drive at the Trail Creek Mudfest and played the Beaumont Blues Festival in 2017.
Shalisa Liesch and Dennis Boisvert met when they were both in another band. They instantly bonded over a love of laughs and music. When they decided to venture out on their own, coming up with a band name was harder than expected. One day, Dennis commented on cool looking Cadillac that passed them on the road. Shalisa immediately recalled a fan from a previous show who belted out “Cadillac” at weird times throughout their performance of Cadillac Ranch by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. “That guy was like a Cadillac junkie,” she said. Both laughed and shared a look. The band name Cadillac Junkies was decided on then and there.