We’ll also be releasing our much-anticipated live album in the coming week, so get excited! What says Christmas better than an Ellis Dyson & the Shambles live recording playing in the background of your family gathering!? Michael Bublé, you say? Psssshhhh. We ooze Christmas.
We are looking forward to many great things from 2015 and are happy to have you all along for the ride. Thank you for your support, it’s how we’re able to do what we do! Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Ellis Dyson & the Shambles!
A quick aside, thank you so very much to Mr. and Mrs. Finck, our relocated but beloved fiddle player Ledah’s parents, for donating a complete sound system to the band. This is no small gift, and now we will be able to provide a quality mix at all of our shows (once we figure out how to work it). We really appreciate the generosity and support that you continue to provide!
Lastly, go check out the rest of the site real quick before you go! You’ll notice that we’ve got some new photos up, as well as a new live show from Local 506 back in October on the Music page. Our Caroline music video is also now up in the videos section. So go check out the new stuff! We’ve also got a killer Shambles live album on the way, and people, it’s going to be legit.
Have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. We’ll be on the inactive side for the month of December, as the band goes back to their respective homes across the East coast. We’ll be back with a bang in January. Till then, shamble on, friends.
Firstly, follow us on twitter if you have been living under a rock. www.twitter.com/shambles_music. Secondly, on Saturday night, just tweet a pic of you at the show in your amazing costumes and we’ll pick a winner later in the weekend. The winner will get a Shambles T-shirt, a sticker signed by the band, and a night with the shamble of their choice! Whichever follower we choose as the winner will be contacted sometime on Sunday!
Happy Halloween, shamblers. See you on Saturday...
P.S. - We were in the Daily Tar Heel today, UNC’s campus paper! Take a look.
Looking forward to the back half of the month, we’ve just booked the Shady Grove Music Festival over in Carthage, NC on October 25th. If you’re around that area come and see us! We’re excited to be playing in a region we haven’t been out to yet and hearing some great music as well. Then at the tail end of October, we’ve got shows sandwiching Halloween. We all know you’re free one of those nights, so come on out and see us. The Nov. 1 show at CHUG is going to be a Halloween bash, including our good friends from Dr. Bacon and everyone in costume. You may even see Ellis in a tutu... So come on out for a great time and good tunes. Check out’ the Shows page for all of our upcoming gigs. ‘Till then, keep it real, shamblers.
This weekend we’re headed back to one of our favorite locales up in the mountains, which as you can gather from the title of this post is Boone, North Carolina. We’ll be playing a show on Friday in town at the Char Bar and then another on Saturday in West Jefferson, just a few miles over. If you’re in that area be sure to stop by for a good time!
We’ve got lots of upcoming shows as well; September is packed and October and November are fixin’ to be the same way. So check out our upcoming dates and make it out to a few for a rowdy night of musical shenanigans.
Hang in there fans, and go check out those new tees!
On another note, Nate and Matt attended the CMA Awards Show on Saturday evening. It was a nice event with plenty of interesting characters present and lots of great music and talent. There were some live performances from a number of local artists as well. Congratulations go out to The Mid-Atlantic, the group who won in the bluegrass/americana category. They’re a group base out of Wilmington and have got some great tunes if you were interested in checking them out. Despite not winning, it was an enjoyable evening and thank you to all of you who voted for us! It was a great experience for us as a group.
PS: Tickets for the awards show at the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center are now on sale, so if you’re interested in coming to see some of the nominees perform as well as the results, be sure to snag a ticket. We hope to see you there and thanks for all the support!
Voting ends July 18th!
If you like our tunes and want to support the band, please take a second and vote for us here on the CMA website. If you don’t have a clue who we are and you stumbled upon this site by some sheer happenstance, take a sec and vote for us anyway, you’re not doing anything right? (You don’t even have to vote for any other genre if you don’t want to do that.) HOWEVER, we are endorsing our friend and producer of the Jailhouse Religion music video Carter Fourqurean! He’s a great guy and extremely talented at what he does so when you check beside our name do yourself a favor and check his as well under the “Producer” category. You can check out his squeaky clean website if you’d like to find out about him yourself.
We appreciate your support and be sure to get friends and family to vote too!
If you haven’t heard any of their music, be sure to check ‘em out here. Happy listening!
As it turns out the Boonies loved us! We had a blast playing up in the mountains and we will certainly be back after our brief summer hiatus. Maybe we’re a Boonetown band at heart...
Congrats to all the runners!
Nice picture of us jammin’ out taken by the explorer himself, John Huisman.