Happy Halloween from The Whiskey Shambles! Nathan and LaTanya whipped together a great cover of Claude Ely’s “Ain’t No Grave.” The rest of us are dying to drag this one out at a show. Hope to see you at a Shambles show soon!
We're very excited to announce that Tim Seiwert, formerly of The Newbees (and a bazillion other great acts) will be staying on with The Shambles after his stint as our substitute drummer during Aaron's shoulder surgery recovery.
The Whiskey Shambles will be playing the Winter Blues Fest on Friday, February 5, 2016. The Shambles have chosen the 2016 Cincy Winter Blues Fest to debut their new stage show: “The Lords of Reverb Blues Revival.”
The Whiskey Shambles won the 2016 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Blues Act. But, like last year, that's not the whole story...
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“Raw, talent laden, dirty and dark, savage yet smoothly aggressive… every tune is interesting, compelling and addicting all at the same time.”Rod - CincyVibe
“The Shambles have a chain-gang grip on the down-and-dirty heavy garage blues, with gritty vocals about the dark side of soul and fuzz-laden guitar that drives deep into the gut.”Charlie Harmon - Cincinnati Magazine
“The Whiskey Shambles channels first generation Blues … combined with the members’ unique individual experiences to conjure an edgy, atmospheric vision of 21st century Blues.”Brian Baker - CityBeat
“Truly a fresh take on the blues, I appreciate the originality.”Judge - Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge
“Cincinnati rockers The Whiskey Shambles are bluesy, raw, intense, and ominous.”Guy Dastolfo - Youngstown Vindicator
“The Shambles are like the soundtrack for a Quentin Tarantino movie that hasn’t been made yet.”Shawn - Cincinnati Creative
“I like the re-arrangements and the uncommon instrumentation/presentation. Refreshing!”Judge - Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge
“Hard-driving, whiskey-reeling, dirty, and raunchy blues rock.”James Gronholm - 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!”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 [Memphis] Slim’s best-known songs.”George - Cincy Groove
“You guys hit hard! No one else is doing what you do.”Judge - Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge
“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.”Ethan - subpopular
“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
“Blues with soul and edge, like a jagged knife with which you welcome death.”Santiago Blues Channel