Whiskey Shivers CD Release Show Tonight at The Parish
One doesn’t typically put descriptions like “roots music” and “hardcore” together, in the same sentence. It almost sounds like a joke. But when I was first blasted away by the high-energy, mindblowing grooves of Whiskey Shivers, those were the very words I was left with: Hardcore roots, fast and furious, ready to shake up any preconceived notions you may have had of Americana. How else could I relate my tale of this rowdy local quintet hellbent on turning roots music on its ear, then sharing it with the world in a new (and chaotic) light?
Some would call these gents hyper. I call them happy. The band got together back in 2009 with the intention of simply making great music and having fun with it. And from that basic formula emerged an impressive set of original and traditional tunes done with superb musicianship and an almost maniacal enthusiasm. You have everything you need for the party: Fiddle, banjo, guitar, upright bass, washboard and all the guys in the band screaming along. Fans respond in a similar manner. You have to move to the music because it’s just too damn good to keep still.
Whiskey Shivers is inviting everyone out to their special CD release show tonight at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St. And I’m delighted to report it’s a triple bill made in heaven with Hello Wheels and Them Duqaines. Doors open at 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on the fun. Recommended.
Cheers to you, fellas.