Preview: Whiskey Shivers at The Hi-Fi


This Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8:00 p.m., The Hi-Fi will have two visiting bands: Whiskey Shivers and Billy Strings.

Whiskey Shivers

Whiskey Shivers is a bluegrass, country-folk band from Austin, Texas. While their music can be described as mostly traditional, Whiskey Shivers brings an added layer of punk rock energy and lighthearted, but dark comedy, into their songwriting. They released their debut album, “Monster Hawg,” in 2010. Their most recent album,” Some Part of Something,” came out July 2017. In their live performances, Whiskey Shivers likes to break down the barriers between the band and the audience with their high-energy personalities and enthusiastic playing. Some of their influences include Old Crow Machine, The Violent Femmes, and Weird Al Yankovic. The full lineup of Whiskey Shivers consists of Bobby Fitzgerald (vocals, fiddle),  Andrew VanVoorhees (bass, vocals), James Gwyn (washboards), Jeff Hortillosa (vocals, guitar), and James Bookert (banjo). To find out more about Whiskey Shivers, you can visit their Facebook page.

Billy Strings

Playing with Whiskey Shivers on Wednesday night will be acoustic  Americana singer and songwriter Billy Strings. While he was raised in Michigan, William Apostle (Billy Strings) currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Although he hasn’t released any original material other than a self-titled EP in 2016, Billy Strings has performed with musicians such as Del McCoury, David Grisman and Larry Keel, and has played at festivals like Pickathon. He was also awarded with the IBMA Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year for guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Strings is currently at wor releasing his first full-length LP. To give Strings a listen, or to learn more about the young folk musician, you can visit his website, or Facebook page.

So if you’re in the mood for a night of banjos plucking, guitars strumming, and vocals thrumming, be sure to check out The Hi-Fi this Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Tickets will range from fifteen to seventeen dollars, depending on whether they are purchased online or at the door.



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