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Whiskey Shivers: 
Shady Grove

A freewheelin’, trashgrassin’, folk tornado, the Whiskey Shivers take traditional instrumentation, soak it in gasoline and send it into outer space. Breakneck speeds, killer grooves and impeccable musicianship: it’s enough to make Bill Monroe himself do a double-take as he spins in his grave. With upright bass, fiddle, washboard, banjo, guitar, and reasonably priced merchandise, Whiskey Shivers adds a fine layer of grit on top of the hard-driving rhythms of traditional bluegrass. They’ve been called everything from “trashgrass” to “hardcore roots” to “crazy-assed redneck music” — whatever the words, the meaning is the same: Whiskey Shivers brings the house down.

Gladson Family Band: 
Shady Grove

For The Gladson Family, Appalachian music isn’t just a collection of tunes from the past, but a real way of life. It’s on their working farm that they have come to know first-hand, rather than a learned song, that musical entertainment was and still is a nice reprieve after a hard day of work.