No, The Shambles haven't been given an artist-in-residency at the Southgate House Revival. Nor are we living in the belfry. But you might think so with our upcoming schedule...
We'll be at SGHR 4 times in the next month, and they'll all be very different kinds of shows.
In the wake of Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of Senate Bill 101 this week, The Whiskey Shambles have been dismayed at this turn of events and what it may mean for LGBT folks in Indiana. However, we we're inspired by Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, and his bold, outspoken stand on this issue, and decided to write to him this week.
The Whiskey Shambles won the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Blues Act. But that's not the whole story...
So, we rolled into town after a crazy week on the road in Memphis. Tired, sick, and very hungover, we rolled into town just in time to load our gear in and change clothes in the parking lot.
In honor of The Whiskey Shambles' trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2015, we've worked with Rivertown Brewing Company to create "Shambling Southward – Dubbel Barrel Blues," a Belgian Dubbel aged with brandy-infused wood chips. The new brew will be tapped at 6:00pm at a special event on January 16, 2015, in the Rivertown Brewery taproom, with a performance by The Shambles starting at 7:00pm.
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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