The White Ghost Shivers make their Cheatham Street debut tonight, Saturday July 30th with special guest HalleyAnna and The Tennessee Volunteers (www.halleyanna.com) opening the show. Doors open at 8:00, and tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at http://fla.vor.us/2263038-Cheatham-Street-Warehouse-tickets/0-events.html .
The White Ghost Shivers (www.whiteghostshivers.com ), as they put it, have been “peeling faces off the unexpecting for nearly a decade. We revel in string band music from the 20’s and 30’s, mixing early jazz, hokum, vaudeville,ragtime, western swing, and hillbilly, yet unleashing the gutterous underbelly of a pseudo-rock world gone wrong.” They have won many awards from the Austin Chronicle, including:
- 2006 “None of the Above” Winner
- 2006 #13 “Best Album” for “Live on the Radio”
- 2007 “Novelty” Winner
- 2007 Placed in Jazz, Bluegrass, Experimental, None of the Above, Female Vocals, and Horns
- 2008 “None of the Above” Winner
A typical review of the band:
“From the sublime to the ridiculous: The Austin-based Chicken Ranch Records sent me an advance copy of a CD from The White Ghost Shivers. Never heard of them? Me either. Folks, they’re just bizarre, even more so than The Gourds. They have kind of a Dixieland-meets-hillbilly-meets-ragtime sound, and they’re a little filthy to boot, so basically, I love ’em. As if their whole vibe weren’t cool enough, they also cover “Weed Smoker’s Dream,” the seductive song that Jessica Rabbit sang in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”. Delicious.”
Amarillo Globe News, Chip Chandler
As you can see, this is not your typical band, not something you are lucky enough to see often. This is a chance to see the band in a small and intimate setting of the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse, a building that is over 100 years old, and has seen performances from the greats of Texas music for 35 years.
HalleyAnna and the Tennessee Volunteers will be opening the show. HalleyAnna is a singer-songwriter from San Marcos who has been writing and singing her own songs for a decade. Her songs are country, but she has been influenced by the diverse sounds of Texas music, as she has grown up around the live music scene. She is proud of her texas heritage, and has the outline of the state tatooed on her finger, and named her band after the original Tennessee Volunteers, who stepped up to help Texas win it’s independence. Her band includes her brother Sterling on bass, Dees Stribling on drums, Bryan Mammel on keys, Kullen Fuchs on lead guitar and trumpet, and Jesse Ebaugh on steel. Her first cd, “The Country”, was produced by Corby Schaub of the Ryan Bingham band, and will be released later this summer. Brady Black, Schaub, and Ricky Ray Jackson have lent their talents to the cd. I suggest you head to Cheatham Street Warehouse tonight.