Photo by Scott Preston
Cincinnati blues-rock band The Whiskey Shambles is hosting a CD release event for their new album “Loose Change for a Broken Man” at 9pm on Saturday, November 15 at The Drinkery in Over-the-Rhine. Local electronic rock band JetLab will be opening the show, and other guest appearances will be announced soon. “This will be more than just a CD release show,” said Shambles bassist Brother James. “We’re throwing a party, and inviting some special friends to perform with us. But it’s also a fundraiser to help a local no-kill animal shelter, so there is a lot to be excited about.”
The Whiskey Shambles have been performing around Cincinnati and on the road for about two years, but already have a few accolades under their belts, including a Cincinnati Entertainment Award nomination for Best Blues Band, as well as being selected as the winners of the Northeast Ohio Blues Association’s Blues Challenge, which qualifies the band to represent the organization at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2015.
With two EPs already released (2012 and 2014), “Loose Change for a Broken Man” is The Whiskey Shambles’ first full-length album. The CD includes mostly original songs, written by lead singer and guitarist Nathan Singer, as well as a few re-imagined renditions of traditional songs (Keep your Lamps) Trimmed and Burning and Knoxville Girl, as well as Memphis Slim’s classic Mother Earth.
The CD release show is free and open to the public, but a $5 donation at the door is suggested to benefit Cincinnati’s Save The Animals Foundation (STAF). “My wife Anneliese and I have been volunteering at STAF for years,” said Whiskey Shambles drummer Aaron Tyree. “And everyone in the band has pets that have been rescued, so this is a cause that’s near and dear to all of us.” The band is also raffling off a customized (“Shambled”) bass guitar, with proceeds benefiting the organization.
Name: Whiskey Shambles CD Release Concert
Live Music by:
The Whiskey Shambles – http://whiskeyshambles.com
JetLab – http://facebook.com/
Album: “Loose Change for a Broken Man”
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: Doors 8:00pm, Music 9:00pm
Venue: The Drinkery – http://www.drinkeryotr.com
Address: 1150 Main St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: FREE SHOW, OPEN TO PUBLIC, $5 donation requested
Benefiting: Save the Animals Foundation – http://staf.org