One part early country music, one part Bluegrass and one part vaudeville, The Shivers are George Burns and Gracie Allen gone country. But not the country of today, rather they have gone back to a time when the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, the Delmore Brothers and Charlie Poole trod the boards with Will Rodgers and Uncle Dave Macon and comedy was a big part of the show.
The Shivers bring variety musical comedy back to the stage. Those folks who can remember Jack Benny and Fred Allen, The Bickersons and Abbott and Costello, and, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, will recognize it at once. But the genuine humanness of this old fashioned comedy has a broader appeal, and reaches younger audiences as well.
Chance Shiver is a veteran performer whose voice and guitar have traveled the many roads of roots music, beginning with and now returning to the Bluegrass and Old Time music of his family from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Susette Shiver brings her love of Carter-style singing, vocal harmonies from her church choir experience, and her autoharp and banjo styles to the Shivers' music, recreating an authentic old time sound.
The Second Fiddles are Jon Vesey, Guilaume Goussault and Trip Henderson. Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist, Jon Vesey comes from a large musical family. He began singing in the church choir at a young age and has a love of all types of American Roots Music from Tin Pan Alley to Chicago Blues. During a typical Fiddles performance he will spread his time between mandolin, Git-jo, flat top and resonator guitars. Vocalist and guitarist Guillaume Goussault hails from Paris, France. He began his musical journey as a violinist, dabbled with piano, and eventually settled on the guitar. In the late 90's Guillaume fronted the NYC-based rock outfit Beatitude which had two independent releases. Trip Henderson has been singing and playing American vernacular music in all its many forms since moving to West Virginia in the mid-70s. These days he is an active participant in the vibrant Old Time, Bluegrass, Country and Blues scene in the New York City and maintains a busy schedule teaching harmonica and producing events for PBS.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience old-time music at its contemporary best!!