Whiskey Shivers

Whiskey Shivers

Billy Strings

Fri, September 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

This event is 21 and over

Whiskey Shivers
Whiskey Shivers
Born in a woodpile in the twilight months of ought nine, we came from all corners of the US looking to do one thing: to knock the dust off roots music.

Upright bass, fiddle, washboard, banjo and guitar; a traditional arrangement for some not so traditional music.

Along with our many originals, we breathe new life into old standards, always searching for the true soul of this country's earliest means of hoein' down! Whether that means finding the groove in a song like Cluck Ol' Hen, or the sheer joy of Rollin In My Sweet baby's Arms, we never stop looking for that elusive Appalachian spirit.

Whether it's a foot-stompin hootenanny you're after, or nice two-step or even music to lose consciousness to, we've got it covered!
Billy Strings
Billy Strings
"Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s Billy Strings. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick! It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING! Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of 'Wild Bill Jones' to a raw cover of 'Cocaine Blues' or picking delights like 'Red Haired Boy' and 'Soldier’s Joy.' But the standout track is the opening song, 'Dust in a Baggie,' a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. It’s a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kid’s gonna go." — D.L. "THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION"
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249