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RELEASE: The Whiskey Shambles present: “The Lords of Reverb Blues Revival”

Brave New Voice

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
press@bravenewvoice.com
760-459-7880

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles
james@whiskeyshambles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Whiskey Shambles present:
“The Lords of Reverb Blues Revival”

Award-winning blues band launches
new “tent-revival”-styled stage show

CINCINNATI, OH – Feb 3, 2016: Hot on the heels of their second win and third nomination for Best Blues Act from the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, Cincinnati’s own roots-rock quartet, The Whiskey Shambles will debut their new stage show, “The Lords of Reverb Blues Revival,” at the 2016 Winter Blues Fest.

The Whiskey Shambles present: The Lords of Reverb Blues Revival

(click image to download a printable version)

The Lords of Reverb Blues Revival will start at 8:00pm at the Cincy Winter Blues Fest on February 5, 2016, at the The Phoenix, in downtown Cincinnati, with music by other performers starting at 6:00pm.

EVENT DETAILS:

SHOW:  The Lords of Reverb Blues Revivalhttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5/lords
EVENT:  2016 Winter Blues Fest – http://cincyblues.org/2016-winter-blues-fest
LIVE MUSIC BY:  The Whiskey Shambleshttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
DATE:  Friday, Feb 5, 2016 (FB event: http://facebook.com/events/987778027946928/)
TIME:  Doors 5:30pm, Music 6:00pm, LoR Revival Show 8:00pm
VENUE:  The Phoenixhttp://www.thephx.com
ADDRESS:  812 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
ADMISSION:  $20 per night, $33 for weekend pass (all ages event)
http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2405196

The Whiskey Shambles new blues stage show, in the “tent-revival” style, features a tribute to the legends of north Mississippi hill country blues and delta performers, as well as many of The Shambles’ critically-acclaimed blues originals.

This show marks the beginning of a new era for The Whiskey Shambles… separating their pure “blues” content into its own show, so that their main Shambles shows can be free to explore a variety of genres, and not be hindered by any labels or expectations.

“We are a rock band with a blues foundation. AND we are a blues band with a rock edge,” explains Shambles’ bassist and co-founder Brother James. “But we’ve been told we’re ‘too blues’ for this rock event, or ‘too rock’ for that blues fest. Most of what we do is a melting pot of rock, blues, soul, gospel, folk… roots music.”

Shambles frontwoman, LaTanya Foster, clarifies, “We can play a pure-blues show, if needed or requested. But many venues, bookers, and promoters don’t separate the two, or understand the distinction.”

The creation of this special stage show is an opportunity for The Whiskey Shambles to offer venues and festivals two different ‘versions’ of The Shambles to choose from. A high-energy “tent revival”-styled blues stage show, “bordering on a theatrical production,” Foster explains, or a dark, gritty rock show, “speeding off a cliff at full-throttle.”

Nathan Singer, frontman and co-founder of the group, concurs, “Whooooo well well,” and turns back to his bottle of rotgut.

 


 

About The LORDS of REVERB BLUES REVIVAL:

In The Shamble’s own words…

We stand on the shoulders of giants and carry the weight of music that comes from deep within the soul. Their burdens shaped their spirit, and carved deep scars in their sound. We pay homage to the greats who have come before us. The wolves that howled, lemons that were blind but saw so much, those with lead in their belly. Long before the age of electronics, their words rang out like thunder from the hills, needing no reinforcement, no artificial echo. We honor the Lords of Reverb.

The Lords of Reverb stage show is available for booking starting in May.
More information: http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5/booking-blues/

 


 

About 2016 Cincy Winter Blues Fest:

The headliner for that night will be Nick Moss (http://nickmoss.com), and the Saturday night headliner will be Carolyn Wonderland (http://carolynwonderland.com). There are 12 acts per night on FOUR stages — a total of 32 sets of great music. Complete schedule:
http://cincyblues.org/2016-winter-blues-fest/2016-winter-blues-fest-schedule/

Advance tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets: http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2405196. Tickets are $20 per night or $33 for a weekend pass. Tickets will be sold at the door, but this event has sold out many times in the past, so advance tickets are recommended.

The event is a fundraiser for the Cincy Blues Society‘s (http://cincyblues.org) Blues In The Schools (http://cincyblues.org/bits) program.

 


 

About THE WHISKEY SHAMBLES:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original roots-rock band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described by one critic as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and represented Northeast Ohio at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band headlined two showcases at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference near Philadelphia, and were invited to showcase at the 2015 Singer-Songwriter of Cape May conference in southern New Jersey, and the 2015 NXNE conference in Toronto. In addition to winning the 2016 & 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Blues Act (for which they were also nominated in 2014), they were nominated for CityBeat magazine’s Best of Cincinnati (Best Original Band) in 2016, 2015, & 2014 and several of their song releases have earned critical acclaim.

Charlie Harmon of Cincinnati Magazine stated, “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.” CincyVibe magazine declared them “The dirtiest darkest gritty garage band in town.” The French music magazine, Blues & Co. named their CD “Loose Change for a Broken Man” the best of the trimester, describing it as “A magnificent album of modern hill country blues, in the steps of the one and only Screaming Jay Hawkins; a music that will give real pleasure to the bold and audacious — and the people who, like me, long for a rejuvenation of the blues!” And Brian Baker of CityBeat said, “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.”

In 2012 The Whiskey Shambles released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at Mad Frog.” September 2014 saw the release of a second live EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.” Their first LP “Loose Change for a Broken Man” was released in November 2014, was shortly thereafter named #23 of the Top 89 Albums of 2014 by WNKU, and is getting regular airplay on college and AAA radio stations. The Shambles are currently finishing up their second full-length album, to be released in the summer of 2016.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.

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RELEASE: Thurs July 30 – Rivertown Brewing Taps New Beer Inspired by Local Band

Brave New Voice

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
press@bravenewvoice.com
760-459-7880

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles
james@whiskeyshambles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rivertown Brewing Company Taps New Beer
Inspired by Local Band

New beer celebrates the award-wining
Whiskey Shambles and their music

CINCINNATI, OH – July 20, 2015:  Many blues songs have been inspired (or at least influenced) by alcohol, but it’s rare that a libation has been inspired by a blues band. Rivertown Brewing Company‘s new “Shamble On – Dubbel Barrel Blues,” is a Belgian dubbel fermented with whiskey-infused wood chips, and brewed in honor of Cincinnati’s own award-winning blues quartet, The Whiskey Shambles.

Shamble On (label) - The Whiskey Shambles

IMAGE: Label for Rivertown Brewing Company’s special release of Shamble On
(click image to download a printable version)

The beer will be tapped at a special event on July 30, 2015, at the Rivertown Brewery Taproom, with a performance by The Whiskey Shambles starting at 6:00pm.

EVENT DETAILS:
NAME:  NEW Rivertown Beer Tapping
BEER:  Shamble On – Dubbel Barrel Blues
ADMISSION:  FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC (21 & Over)
LIVE MUSIC BY:
      The Whiskey Shambleshttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
DATE:  Thursday, July 30, 2015 (Facebook event)
TIME:  Doors 4:00pm, Tapping 5:30pm, Music 6:00pm
VENUE:  Rivertown Brewery and Barrel House – http://rivertownbrewery.com
ADDRESS:  607 Shepherd Drive, Lockland, OH 45215

After the success of “Shambling Southward,” a beer that The Shambles collaborated on with Rivertown last fall, both parties agreed that they wanted to brew another special beer for this summer, and throw another party for its release.

Like Shambling Southward, the recipe for Shamble On was developed by pilot brewer Rob Westendorf, the mind behind Rivertown’s very popular Jenneke Belgian Blond Ale. Rob and his wife Roxanne (Rivertown’s Beer Evangelist) collaborated with Brother James — the band’s resident beer geek — for several months to come up with a new recipe that captures the band’s unique sound and spirit in liquid form.

Rivertown Beer Evangelist Roxanne Westendorf and Rivertown Pilot Brewer Rob Westendorf adding Belgian Ardennes yeast to the Whiskey Shambles brew' Shambling Southward

PHOTO CREDIT: James Czar, The Whiskey Shambles
Rivertown Beer Evangelist Roxanne Westendorf and Rivertown Pilot Brewer Rob Westendorf
adding Belgian Ardennes yeast to the brew
(click image to download a printable version)

Roxanne explains this unique beer: “We modified the previous recipe — which was based on a rich Belgian Trappist Dubbel — and added whiskey-infused wood chips to the secondary fermentation stage, to make a beer that is inviting, but as bold as The Whiskey Shambles.”

“We’ve always described The Shambles sound as a loud, belligerent style of demonic hill-stomp blues that almost . . . but not quite . . . betrays an air of subtle sophistication lingering just around the edges,” states Brother James. “This brew combines an exciting wallop from the whiskey with the gentler refinement of the Belgian style, making it a perfect pairing with the band: an even more potent blast of what we’re calling, ‘Dubbel Barrel Blues’.”

Shambling Southward Tapping Event - Rivertown Brewery - The Whiskey Shambles

PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Preston, CincyGroove.com
The Whiskey Shambles entertain one of the largest crowds ever at the Rivertown Brewery taproom,
for the tapping of “Shambling Southward,” their first collaborative brew.
(click image to download a printable version)


About RIVERTOWN BREWING COMPANY:

Rivertown Brewing Co. specializes in brewing handcrafted, flavorful ales and lagers, using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Opened in 2009, the brewery produces a variety of brews, and last year changed its focus to wilder varieties of beer with a emphasis on Belgian and sour styles.

Rivertown is located in the Cincinnati suburb of Lockland, and has been growing steady for several years, most recently with its newly expanded tap room, new bottling line, and barrel-aging facilities. More information: http://RivertownBrewery.com


About THE WHISKEY SHAMBLES:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and were chosen to represent Northeast Ohio at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band headlined two showcases at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference near Philadelphia. They were also invited to showcase at the 2015 Singer-Songwriter of Cape May conference in southern New Jersey, and the 2015 NXNE conference in Toronto. In addition to winning the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Blues Act (for which they were also nominated in 2014), they were nominated for CityBeat magazine’s Best of Cincinnati (Best Original Band) in 2014 and 2015, and several of their song releases have earned critical acclaim.

Charlie Harmon of Cincinnati Magazine stated, “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.” CincyVibe magazine declared them “The dirtiest darkest gritty garage band in town.” The French music magazine, Blues & Co. named their CD “Loose Change for a Broken Man” the best of the trimester, describing it as “A magnificent album of modern hill country blues, in the steps of the one and only Screaming Jay Hawkins; a music that will give real pleasure to the bold and audacious — and the people who, like me, long for a rejuvenation of the blues!” And Brian Baker of CityBeat said, “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.”

In 2012 The Whiskey Shambles released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at Mad Frog.” September 2014 saw the release of a second live EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.” Their first LP “Loose Change for a Broken Man” was released in November 2014, was shortly thereafter named #23 of the Top 89 Albums of 2014 by WNKU, and is getting regular airplay on college and AAA radio stations. The Shambles are already working on their second full-length album in the studio, during the summer of 2015.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.

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RELEASE: Fri Jan 16 – Rivertown Brewing to Tap Blues-Inspired Craft Beer

Brave New Voice

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
press@bravenewvoice.com
760-459-7880

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles
james@whiskeyshambles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rivertown Brewing and The Whiskey Shambles’
“Shambling Southward” to be Tapped Next Week

Unique beer recipe celebrates the band’s pilgrimage to Memphis
for the International Blues Challenge later this month

CINCINNATI, OH – January 9, 2015:  Many blues songs have been inspired (or at least influenced) by alcohol, but it’s rare that a libation has been inspired by a blues band. In honor of The Whiskey Shambles’ win at the Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) Blues Challenge, which qualifies them to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2015, the band has worked with Cincinnati’s Rivertown Brewing Company to create “Shambling Southward – Dubbel Barrel Blues,” a Belgian Dubbel fermented with brandy-infused wood chips.

Shambling Southward - Dubbel Barrel Blues - The Whiskey Shambles

IMAGE: Label for Rivertown Brewing Company’s special release of Shambling Southward
(click image to download a printable version)

The beer will be tapped at a special event on January 16, 2015, at the Rivertown Brewery Taproom, with a performance by The Whiskey Shambles starting at 7:00pm.

EVENT DETAILS:
NAME:  The Whiskey Shambles Beer Tapping
BEER:  Shambling Southward – Dubbel Barrel Blues
ADMISSION:  FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC (21 & Over)
LIVE MUSIC BY:
      The Whiskey Shambleshttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
DATE:  Friday, January 16, 2014 (Facebook event)
TIME:  Doors 5:00pm, Tapping 6:00pm, Music 7:00pm
VENUE:  Rivertown Brewing Company – http://rivertownbrewery.com
ADDRESS:  607 Shepherd Drive, Lockland, OH 45215

Rivertown Brewing Company, which has recently begun a transition to focusing on wilder varieties of beer (with an emphasis on Belgian and sour styles).  Rivertown’s owner, Jason Roeper, encourages employees to brew smaller batches for the taproom.  This allows the brewery to tap the creativity and imagination of all their employees and gives customers new beers to experience when they visit.

The recipe for Shambling Southward was developed by pilot brewer Rob Westendorf — the mind behind Rivertown’s very popular Jenneke Belgian Blond Ale, which has moved from a seasonal release to a year-round offering.  Rob and his wife Roxanne (Rivertown’s Beer Evangelist) collaborated with The Shambles’ Brother James — the band’s resident beer geek — for several months to come up with the idea for a brew that could represent The Shambles and their music.

Rivertown Beer Evangelist Roxanne Westendorf and Rivertown Pilot Brewer Rob Westendorf adding Belgian Ardennes yeast to the Whiskey Shambles brew' Shambling Southward

PHOTO L-R: Rivertown Beer Evangelist Roxanne Westendorf and Rivertown Pilot Brewer Rob Westendorf adding Belgian Ardennes yeast to the brew
(click image to download a printable version)

Roxanne explains this unique beer: “We took the genius of the Belgian Trappist Monks’ Dubbel and added brandy-soaked wood chips to the secondary fermentation stage, to make a beer that is inviting, but as bold as The Whiskey Shambles.”

“We’ve always described The Shambles sound as a loud, belligerent style of demonic hill-stomp blues that almost . . . but not quite . . . betrays an air of subtle sophistication lingering just around the edges,” Brother James clarifies. “This brew combines an exciting wallop from the brandy with the gentler refinement of the Belgian style, making it a perfect pairing with the band: a blast of what we’re calling, ‘Dubbel Barrel Blues’.”


About THE WHISKEY SHAMBLES:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Ten Foot Polecats, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles are currently working their way through the dive bars and juke joints of the Midwest and Rustbelt, with occasional trips to more exotic locales, like Nashville or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC. They won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and have been chosen to represent Northeast Ohio Blues Association at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They have also been invited to showcase at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference. The Shambles have been nominated for a 2014 and a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for best Blues act, and several of their songs have earned critical acclaim.

In 2012 The Whiskey Shambles released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at Mad Frog.” September 2014 saw the release of a second live EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.” Their first LP “Loose Change for a Broken Man” was released in November 2014, was named #23 of the Top 89 Albums of 2014 by WNKU, and several songs from it receive regular airplay on many college and AAA radio stations. The Shambles are already working on their second full-length album, with plans to head into the studio in spring of 2015.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.


About RIVERTOWN BREWING COMPANY:

Rivertown Brewing Co. specializes in brewing handcrafted, flavorful ales and lagers, using only the finest and freshest ingredients available.  Opened in 2009, the brewery produces a variety of brews, and recently changed its focus to wilder varieties of beer with a emphasis on Belgian and sour styles.

Rivertown is located in the Cincinnati suburb of Lockland, and has been growing steady for several years, most recently with its newly expanded tap room and new bottling line.  More information: http://RivertownBrewery.com

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RELEASE: Shambles & Rivertown Collaborate on Beer

Brave New Voice

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
press@bravenewvoice.com
760-459-7880

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles
james@whiskeyshambles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rivertown Brewing and The Whiskey Shambles
Release Limited Edition Beer

Shambling Southward celebrates the band’s pilgrimage to Memphis
and their unique blend of “Dubbel Barrel Blues”

CINCINNATI, OH – November 18, 2014:  In honor of The Whiskey Shambles‘ win at the Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) Challenge, which qualifies them to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2015, the band has worked with Cincinnati’s Rivertown Brewing Company to create “Shambling Southward – Dubbel Barrel Blues,” a Belgian Dubbel aged with brandy-infused wood chips.

“We started talking with Rivertown this summer about brewing a special beer to celebrate our trip to Memphis, working with them to develop an interesting brew that our fans — and craft beer fans — will love,” said Shambles bassist Brother James. “After much discussion, we all agreed that this recipe captures the band’s unique sound and spirit in liquid form.”

Rivertown Brewing Company, which has recently begun a transition to focusing on wilder varieties of beer (with an emphasis on Belgian and sour styles), has been experimenting with small batch recipes — exploring ideas from the brewery’s staff, not just the brewers.  “Their DIY attitude and spirit of exploration really spoke to us,” explains Shambles frontman Nathan Singer.  “Rivertown was the perfect brewery for The Shambles to partner with.”

The beer will be tapped at a special event on January 16, 2015, at the Rivertown Brewery Taproom, with a performance by The Whiskey Shambles starting at 7:00pm.

EVENT DETAILS:
NAME:  The Whiskey Shambles Beer Tapping
BEER:  Shambling Southward – Dubbel Barrel Blues
ADMISSION:  FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC (21 & Over)
LIVE MUSIC BY:
      The Whiskey Shambleshttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
DATE:  Friday, January 16, 2014
TIME:  Doors 5:00pm, Tapping 6:00pm, Music 7:00pm
VENUE:  Rivertown Brewing Company – http://rivertownbrewery.com
ADDRESS:  607 Shepherd Drive, Lockland, OH 45215

Rivertown Beer Evangelist (and co-developer of the recipe) Roxanne Westendorf, explained this unique beer: “The Belgian Trappist Monks know how to brew very special beers. We took their genius of the Belgian Dubbel and added brandy-soaked wood chips to the secondary fermentation stage, to blend with this style and make a beer that is as spicy as The Whiskey Shambles.”

“We’ve always described The Shambles sound as a loud, belligerent style of demonic hill-stomp blues that almost . . . but not quite . . . betrays an air of subtle sophistication lingering just around the edges,” Brother James clarifies. “This brew combines an exciting wallop from the brandy with the gentler refinement of the Belgian style, making it a perfect pairing with the band: a blast of what we’re calling, ‘Dubbel Barrel Blues’.”


About THE WHISKEY SHAMBLES:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Ten Foot Polecats, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles are currently working their way through the dive bars and juke joints of the Midwest and Rustbelt, with occasional trips to more exotic locales, like Nashville or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC. They won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and have been chosen to represent Northeast Ohio Blues Association at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They have also been invited to showcase at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference. The Shambles have been nominated for a 2014 and a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for best Blues act, and several of their songs have earned critical acclaim.

In 2012 The Whiskey Shambles released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at Mad Frog.” September 2014 saw the release of a second live EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.” Their first LP “Loose Change for a Broken Man” was released in November 2014, and several songs from it receive regular airplay on many college and AAA radio stations. The Shambles are already working on their second full-length album, with plans to head into the studio in spring of 2015.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.


About RIVERTOWN BREWING COMPANY:

Rivertown Brewing Co. specializes in brewing handcrafted, flavorful ales and lagers, using only the finest and freshest ingredients available.  Opened in 2009, the brewery produces a variety of brews, and recently changed its focus to wilder varieties of beer with a emphasis on Belgian and sour styles.

Rivertown is located in the Cincinnati suburb of Lockland, and has been growing steady for several years, most recently with its newly expanded tap room and new bottling line.  More information: http://RivertownBrewery.com

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RELEASE: CD Release Show / Fundraiser Nov 15

The Whiskey Shambles - CD Release / STAF Benefit Poster (crop)

Brave New Voice

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
press@bravenewvoice.com
760-459-7880

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles
james@whiskeyshambles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Whiskey Shambles CD Release Concert
to Showcase Variety of Musical Guests

JetLab to Open the Show, Singers from MUSE and YPCC Perform with Shambles

CINCINNATI, OH – November 11, 2014:  On Saturday, November 15The Drinkery, on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, will be rocking with music of two local original bands, as well as two local choir groups — and the evening will benefit a no-kill animal shelter.

Most CD release events have an opening act, and The Whiskey Shambles’ show this weekend is no exception. Local 3-piece band JetLab will kick off the evening with their unique mix of rock and soul with dance and electronica. Fronted by songwriters Elle Crash and Nick Barrows, with drummer Dave Welsh, the members of JetLab have been performing together for over a year, and are set to release their own CD later this year.

The Shambles are also adding an extra element to their set by including members of MUSE – Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir and the Young Professionals Choral Collective on select songs. “We wanted to do something very special for this event,” explains Shambles frontman Nathan Singer.  “So we decided to collaborate with other local artists on a number of the songs for this show, to create a larger palette and soundscape for those pieces.”

“It just made sense to go to some of the great local choral groups we have and ask them to lend their voices and ideas to this project,” says Brother James, who produced The Shambles’ latest album, ‘Loose Change for a Broken Man,’ which will be released on Saturday.  “The parts we arranged for LaTanya on the album, and the way she took them over the top, lent themselves to being grown into something larger and more dynamic.  Adding the amazing talents of the members of these choirs transforms these songs, for a unique experience that will only be heard at this show.”

In addition to all the musical stops The Whiskey Shambles are pulling out for this show, the band will be collecting donations for Save the Animals Foundation at the door, donating a portion of merchandise sales to the organization, and raffling off a customized and signed (by The Shambles) bass guitar, with raffle proceeds going to STAF.

EVENT DETAILS:
NAME:  Whiskey Shambles CD Release Concert & STAF Benefit
BENEFITING:  Save the Animals Foundation – http://staf.org
ADMISSION:  FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC, $5 donation requested
LIVE MUSIC BY:
      The Whiskey Shambleshttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
JetLab – http://facebook.com/JetLabmusic
and SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
MUSE Women’s Choir – http://musechoir.org
Young Professionals’ Choral Collective – http://ypccsing.org
ALBUM:  “Loose Change for a Broken Man”
DATE:  Saturday, November 15, 2014
TIME:  Doors 8:00pm, Music 9:00pm
VENUE:  The Drinkeryhttp://www.drinkeryotr.com
ADDRESS:  1150 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Whiskey Shambles - CD Release / STAF Benefit Poster – click to download printable posters –


MEDIA ALERT:

The Whiskey Shambles are available for interviews and on-air performances, prior to the event.

We are currently scheduling live, in-studio appearances (radio and television) between now and the event.  With enough notice, animals from the shelter may be available to take part in the appearance.

Reporters, photographers, and videographers are encouraged to attend the event.


About THE WHISKEY SHAMBLES:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Ten Foot Polecats, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles are currently working their way through the dive bars and juke joints of the Midwest and Rustbelt, with occasional trips to more exotic locales, like Nashville or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC. They won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and have been chosen to represent Northeast Ohio Blues Association at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They have also been invited to showcase at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference. The Shambles have been nominated for a 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Blues category and several of their songs have earned critical acclaim. In 2012 they released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at the Mad Frog,” and in September of 2014 they released a second EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.”  Their first full-length album, “Loose Change for a Broken Man,” will be released in November of 2014.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.


About SAVE THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION:

Funded entirely by donations and operated solely by volunteers, this no-kill shelter currently homes over 600 dogs and cats, many of whom have been abused, abandoned or literally tossed away. Teams of volunteers work with the animals two shifts a day, 365 days a year, providing them with a safe and caring environment until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Over the years they have matched thousands of lucky animals with equally lucky families.  More information:  http://staf.org

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RELEASE: Save the Animals Foundation Fundraiser

Brave New Voice

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mary Beth Weaver
Brave New Voice
press@bravenewvoice.com
760-459-7880

Brother James
Whiskey Shambles
james@whiskeyshambles.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Save the Animals Foundation
Fundraiser at The Drinkery

Animal Shelter Benefit in OTR is also CD Release Concert for local band

CINCINNATI, OH – October 30, 2014: On Saturday, November 15The Drinkery, on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine, will be rocking with music of two local original bands, as well as two local choir groups — and the evening will benefit a no-kill animal shelter.

When you see and hear The Whiskey Shambles perform, the words “warm and fuzzy” are probably the furthest from your mind. But the band does have a soft spot for animals (all the members have at least one rescued pet), and they are taking the opportunity to help a local shelter with the band’s CD release event: The Shambles will be celebrating their first full-length album, “Loose Change for a Broken Man.” Although the event is FREE, donations will be accepted for the Save The Animals Foundation (STAF). The band is also raffling off a special guitar and donating some of the proceeds of CD and merchandise sales to the local no-kill animal shelter.

The Whiskey Shambles visit Save the Animals Foundation

From L-R: Shambles’ drummer Aaron Tyree, bassist Brother James, a STAF Volunteer, Shambles’ frontman Nathan Singer, and another STAF Volunteer.

More photos of The Whiskey Shambles’ tour of the shelter available here.

Aaron Tyree, The Whiskey Shambles’ drummer, regularly volunteers at the shelter, and recently gave some other members of the band a tour of the facility.  “We were struck by just how large this place is,” Shambles’ frontman Nathan Singer noted.  “It looks small from outside, in front of the building, but it’s a huge facility.  They have so many animals here — dogs and cats — but they’re not too crowded, and the animals seem very comfortable.”

“It’s heartbreaking when you realize how many of these animals have special medical needs, and will likely not be adopted because of it,” explains Brother James, The Shambles’ bassist.  “But it’s heartwarming to know that there’s a place like this, with caring people, that will give them a good home for the rest of their lives.  How can you not want to support that?”

EVENT DETAILS:
NAME:  Whiskey Shambles CD Release Concert & STAF Benefit
BENEFITING:  Save the Animals Foundation – http://staf.org
ADMISSION:  FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC, $5 donation requested
LIVE MUSIC BY:
      The Whiskey Shambleshttp://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5
JetLab – http://facebook.com/JetLabmusic
and SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY:
MUSE Women’s Choir – http://musechoir.org
Young Professionals’ Choral Collective – http://ypccsing.org
ALBUM:  “Loose Change for a Broken Man”
DATE:  Saturday, November 15, 2014
TIME:  Doors 8:00pm, Music 9:00pm
VENUE:  The Drinkeryhttp://www.drinkeryotr.com
ADDRESS:  1150 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Whiskey Shambles - CD Release / STAF Benefit Poster – click to download printable posters –


MEDIA ALERT:

The Whiskey Shambles are available for interviews and on-air performances, prior to the event.

We are currently scheduling live, in-studio appearances (radio and television) between now and the event.  With enough notice, animals from the shelter may be available to take part in the appearance.

Reporters, photographers, and videographers are encouraged to attend the event.

 


About SAVE THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION:

Funded entirely by donations and operated solely by volunteers, this no-kill shelter currently homes over 600 dogs and cats, many of whom have been abused, abandoned or literally tossed away. Teams of volunteers work with the animals two shifts a day, 365 days a year, providing them with a safe and caring environment until we can place them in permanent, loving homes. Over the years they have matched thousands of lucky animals with equally lucky families.  More information:  http://staf.org

 


About THE WHISKEY SHAMBLES:

The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Ten Foot Polecats, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”

The Shambles are currently working their way through the dive bars and juke joints of the Midwest and Rustbelt, with occasional trips to more exotic locales, like Nashville or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC. They won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and have been chosen to represent Northeast Ohio Blues Association at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. They have also been invited to showcase at the 2015 Millennium Music Conference. The Shambles have been nominated for a 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Blues category and several of their songs have earned critical acclaim. In 2012 they released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at the Mad Frog,” and in September of 2014 they released a second EP, “Stumbling Toward Beale Street.”  Their first full-length album, “Loose Change for a Broken Man,” will be released in November of 2014.

Learn more about The Whiskey Shambles at http://192.138.189.151/~h2d3c6y2z6w9g3j5, including their Press Kit, Music, and Photos.

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