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 got to the Madison Theater just in time to load our gear in and change clothes in the parking lot (well, some of us did).
So, about mid-way through the evening — an evening filled with great acts, that we were proud to share the stage with — we took the stage and played one of our most non-blues sets yet (In My Soul, Don’t Care to See, and very metal version of Sweet Little Harbinger), right before receiving the CEA for Blues! The irony is not lost on us.
But you see, we all have the Memphisema (what you get from shaking 100s of hands from all over the world during cold and flu season), and those were the only three tunes in which Nathan and LaTanya could hit all the notes, with their infirmities.
The result was the heaviest, rockin-est set we’ve ever played. Faces were melted, blues fans were annoyed, and we scared the bejesus outta ourselves. What a way to end a helluva week!
So we move forward into the new year, energized and focused — charged by the devotion of our fans and renewed passion for our music (we’ve got a ton of new tunes coming down the pike). Thanks to everyone for believing in and supporting us.
Wait’ll you get a listen to what’s up next…