Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders "Far, Far Away" Record Release

Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders "Far, Far Away" Record Release

Gin Palace Jesters, Michelle Billingsley

Fri, September 6, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$15

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Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders
Dan Whitaker & the Shinebenders
After being nominated for the 2019 Ameripolitan Awards, touring Nashville and Texas, and opening for acts like Shooter Jennings and James Hand, Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders are releasing their fourth album “Far, Far Away” August 26th.

“Far, Far Away” was recorded at Kingsize studios in Chicago with Mike Hagler, the engineer who also recorded 2017’s “Anything You Wanted To.” Hagler has worked with artists like Wilco, Neko Case, Billy Bragg, and Jon Langford, among others. The album’s 12 original songs range from honky tonk shuffles, rockers, Western numbers, and instrumentals — a unique mix of roots music that DWSB has come to be known for.

“I like variety,” says Whitaker. “I consider all the different genres of country when writing my songs, because country music has never been about just one thing.”

Dan Whitaker and The Shinebenders have been doing honky tonk their way since 2004. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dan Whitaker writes from the heart, something he’s been doing for over thirty years. His songs are peopled with the characters you find in honky tonks: the heroes, the sinners, the heartworn, and the lost in love.

Along with Dan, The Shinebenders include fellow Chicago music veterans Tommy “Two Smokes” Mioducki, acoustic guitar and vocals, Earl “T-Bone” Powers, upright bass, and Eric “Chase” Niffenegger, drums. They tour the Midwestern and Texas circuits, and beyond, playing over 70 shows a year. They’ve played many of the finest honky tonks around, like The White Horse, American Legion Post 82, Skinny Dennis and more. At any DWSB gig, no two shows are alike. What’s guaranteed is that you’ll have a darn good time.

Dan Whitaker has been creating independent original music since the mid 1980s in such bands as June Bug Massacre, Great Plains Gypsies, Athletic, The Gyps and Western Grand.
Gin Palace Jesters
Gin Palace Jesters
"Chicago's original honky-tonk fools," the Gin Palace Jesters are purveyors of the finest in hard hitting hillbilly Honky-tonk, Country Boogie and Western Swing . Infused with a deep and sincere fondness for all traditional American musical styles, the sound of the Gin Palace Jesters could best be described as being akin to the sounds of Country Music's "Golden" age. Although a portion of their live performances come from their vast catalog of the Hillbilly & Country Hit Parade, these boys are not mere followers or imitators. They also posses the talent of 3 songwriters performing original novelty numbers, heartfelt love songs, honky-tonk weepers, drinking songs and dark ballads. Delivering 3 and 4 part country harmony, the Gin Palace Jesters prove that authentic country and cowboy music can still hold validity in both traditional songs as well as brand new originals. The Gin Palace Jesters are a true authentic American band often seen holding court where the thrones are bar stools, the lights are made of neon, the holy spirits are served on the rocks, and Hank Williams is King.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com