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Ellis Dyson & the Shambles w/ The Extraordinary Contraptions + Rodeo Twister

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to Dixieland, to big band swing. Joining them will be The Extraordinary Contraptions and Rodeo Twister.

$9 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 PM

All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to Dixieland, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical and explosive live shows and masterful musicianship that electrifies every audience. Bursting with exuberance and effortless expertise, this playfully hootin’ and hollerin’ act is guaranteed to bring the ruckus.

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles consists of Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals), Nathan Huvard (acoustic guitar), Jonathan Ng (fiddle), Adam Maloney (upright bass) Danny Abrams (soprano/alto/baritone saxophones, vocals), and Matt Hall (trumpet, vocals). The band has come together through a series of fortuitous meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C. Beginning as a saxophone and banjo duo, the band has grown into a freight train string band with a flashy horn section.

Ellis Dyson and the Shambles Official Site
Ellis Dyson and the Shambles on Facebook

The Extraordinary Contraptions were formed in the Summer of 2007 by four geeks with an interest in epic storytelling and more musical chops than are usually allowed in a rock band. After some experimentation, they came home to the Atlanta steampunk scene where they developed their musical ideas into an all-encompassing storytelling form. They combine any and everything their creativity fancies in the service of spinning their yarns of scientific romance and gaslight fantasy. Three albums and an unexpected drummer later, the Contraptions are hitting their stride as they set their sights on bigger, more ambitious artistic endeavors. Where will they go and what will they do next? Just wait and see!

The Extraordinary Contraptions Official Site
The Extraordinary Contraptions on Facebook

Rodeo Twister are three pals that have known and played with one another in various bands over the last twenty years. Its members have shared the stage with numerous legends of the roots music scene: Link Wray, Wanda Jackson, Ronnie Dawson, Reverend Horton Heat, John Doe, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Dale Watson, Deke Dickerson, Wayne Hancock, Webb Wilder, NRBQ, Brave Combo, Hayes Carll, Chuck Prophet, Zac Brown, Cracker and a whole lot more. (Dang, we should have called ourselves "The Name Droppers.")

Rodeo Twister Official Site
Rodeo Twister on Facebook

Earlier Event: August 16
Jazz Jam w/ the Gordon Vernick Quartet
Later Event: August 18
Speakeasy Electro Swing Atlanta