Whiskey Shivers (from the album Some Part of Something)
Whiskey Shivers doesn’t play Bluegrass as much as attack the genre, ripping into the strings and stomping out a beat with steel-toed boots. Some Part of Something, the recent release from Whiskey Shivers, matches the worlds-end ferocity of the playing with equally fringe dwellings tales that turn frowns into smiles in a small town with the opening of a new store (“Liquor, Beer, Wine, and Ice”), cross the border with pedal through the floorboard on the tour bus (“No Pity in Rose City”), and roll a boulder up the steep hill of love (“Southern Sisyphus”). Some Part of Something spits and snarls as Whiskey Shivers re-shape Bluegrass with masterful playing and delivery.
Ragged banjo lines weave a drunken path into Some Part of Something with the pounding rattle of album opener “Cluck Ol’ Hen”. Whiskey Shivers plow through “Reckless” like a rocket with a rocket up its ass while the Austin, Texas-based band flies across the racing rhythms of “Like a Stone”, slow to a sway with “Red Rocking Chair”, glide over the cabaret strains of “Fuck You”, and quietly lend support for a hurting heart in “True Love (Will Find You in the End”) as Some Part of Somethingremakes The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” into a threat delivered on frenetic strings.
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