Fusing tranquil bluegrass with punk sensibilities, Whiskey Shivers is a sight to behold, bringing together a diverse group of masterful musicians in a genre-pushing sound that gets concertgoers of all ages and backgrounds dancing. Featuring frenetic banjo and guitar picking, lyrical fiddles, propulsive upright bass and a frenzied washboard, the group delivers soaring vocal harmonies in songs that explore themes of life in the country and raw emotional landscapes. The bands members hail from across the U.S. but came together in Austin, Texas where they released their debut album Monster Hawg in 2010. With contagious joy and break-neck speed string-playing, Whiskey Shivers funnels unbridled passion into high-energy live-shows that get audiences on their feet and coming back for more—including performances at permanent Levitt venues in Arlington, Texas (2014) and Los Angeles (2014, 2015).
Ever since a music video for their 2011 song “Gimme All Your Lovin’” ended up on the popular media forum Reddit’s front page and went viral, Whiskey Shivers’ has only continued to gain momentum, going on to garner features on The Daily Show, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and on NBC’s post-apocalyptic drama Revolution. In 2017, they landed a role in Pitch Perfect 3, appearing in both acting and musical roles alongside the cast. They’ve received praise from national outlets such as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, L.A. Weekly, NPR and Paste Magazine.