The Shambles CD Release is almost upon us. We'll be officially releasing “Loose Change for a Broken Man” at The Drinkery, on Saturday, November 15, 2014. And that very same day we'll be releasing the album on The Shambles Store, as well as on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, XBox Music, and many more online retailers. You'll also be able to get our live EP, "Stumbling Toward Beale Street," on that day as well.
The Whiskey Shambles will be polluting your airwaves for a few weeks in November leading up to the release of "Loose Change for a Broken Man" on November 15. Here's where/when you can catch us (or avoid us, if you're smart)...
We’re working on the new site, and should have it fully operational soon. Thank you for your patience. Bear with us.
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“While Loose Change exudes a contemporary vibe, the album bears the diverse hallmarks of the best ‘70s Blues Rock albums. Like Led Zeppelin, Cream and Free before them, The Whiskey Shambles channels first generation Blues subsets like Delta, Piedmont and Hill Country, combined with the members’ unique individual experiences to conjure an edgy, atmospheric vision of 21st century Blues.”Brian Baker - CityBeat
“Cincinnati rockers The Whiskey Shambles are bluesy, raw, intense, and ominous.”Guy Dastolfo - Youngstown Vindicator
“Whiskey Shambles has everything I’m looking for in a new original band. It’s raw, talent laden, dirty and dark, savage yet smoothly aggressive. Often listening to an original band means suffering through many so-so songs to find the diamonds in the rough. With Whiskey Shambles, every tune is interesting, compelling and addicting all at the same time. …they tore through their songs, thoroughly saturating the night air with their rowdy roadhouse raunch. Some songs are pure power plays, others are melodic & trance like. All are on the dark side. They keep you keep hangin’ on the edge of the seat in anticipation. After each song I could only wonder ‘What the hell are they gonna do next?’ They keep challenging your perception of just who this band is with each passing tune. To some ‘garage band’ may be an insult. To Whiskey Shambles it’s a philosophy. They’re not following a popular genre… In my mind, they’re in a genre of their own.”Rod - CincyVibe
“The Shambles are like the soundtrack for a Quentin Tarantino movie that hasn’t been made yet.”Shawn - Cincinnati Creative
“You guys hit hard! No one else is doing what you do.” — “I like the re-arrangements and the uncommon instrumentation/presentation. Thanks. Refreshing!” — “Truly a fresh take on the blues – I appreciate the originality – hope you succeed.”Judges - Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge
“Hard-driving, whiskey-reeling, dirty, and raunchy blues rock.”Moose - CincyMusic.com
“Medicine Eyes, part 1: Wow! Where have YOU been all my life, Whiskey Shambles? Blind Willie McTell meets Exile on Main St. meets Howlin’ Wolf. LOVE IT! …and… Holy cow! Mother Earth sounds like a nasty gumbo of Memphis Slim, Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, and maybe even a TINY bit of Moby Grape.”Aron Levin - The Heaters
“The dirtiest darkest gritty garage band in town.”COVER STORY - CincyVibe Magazine
“Between the heavier instrument arrangement and the dark supporting vocals that stay true to the original, yet enhance the impact of the part, the piece breathes new life into one of Slim’s best-known songs. The result adds a heavy and somewhat psychedelic rock feel to a song that always had weighty lyrics, but only mildly dark instrumentation in its original and most-well known recordings.” George - Cincy Groove
It was like listening to the darkest Black Keys or Junior Kimbrough songs, played through a drunken stupor in an abandoned church, on a cold moor. While listening to one of their murder ballads, I started to think the church was haunted and the spirits pissed. Or I mixed up acid with my Prozac again.”Ethan - subpopular
“Blues with soul and edge, like a jagged knife with which you welcome death.”Santiago Blues Channel