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A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that NPR described as ‘frenetic bluegrass’ with a ‘punk spirit’.
On Some Part of Something, their fifth album, Whiskey Shivers hit their stride, refining their unique sound in the studio while still capturing the infectiously chaotic feeling of their live shows. Whiskey Shivers shows are always a sight to behold. Barefoot, sleeveless and sweaty, frontman and fiddle master Bobby Fitzgerald never stops smiling on stage as the band tears into their stringed instruments at breakneck speed. Whether they’re playing at a backyard house party, a punk-rock dive bar or a sprawling music festival, crowds have no choice but to take notice and get involved.
Still unfeasibly young given their huge talent, Longstay are graduates of Southern Fried Rock Shop who produce a brilliant blend of country, roots and rock and launch their debut album tonight. As the latest manifestation of Perth’s lengthy love affair with what we now know as Americana, it’s entirely appropriate that it’s released on Goldrush Records, run by John Thomson of the famed record shop and a pioneering live promoter himself.