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Shelby Bottom String Band: East Nashville Rag

The Shelby Bottom String Band was nice enough to send me information on the band and some links. Here is some of what they say about themselves:

The band has made its mark by playing quirky, acoustic Americana from the mythical “dusty back roads of East Nashville.” The SBSB repertoire is literate, off beat, humorous, and gritty. “Formidable” is the word Jack Silverman used to describe this six-piece band of seasoned musicians in a Critic’s Pick in the Nashville Scene.

SBSB played the Ryman in October 2010 as a top 10 Silver Stars Finalist (out of 150 acts who auditioned). The band has appeared on “Live in Studio C” on Nashville Public Radio and has played a number of festivals including Southern Festival of Books, Hot Chicken Festival, the Tomato Art Festival, as well as many clubs in the middle Tennessee area. Two SBSB originals, East Nashville Rag and Don’t Blow Up The Mountain, are popular YouTube videos.

The band’s upcoming CD, East Nashville Rag, is scheduled to be released in September. The band members are Michael August (guitar & lead vocals), Gene Bush (dobro, & vocals), Nell Levin (fiddle & vocals), Bob Mason (mandolin & vocals), Barry Tashian (percussion) and Holly Tashian.

Here are Don’t Blow Up the Mountain and Stewed Cucumbers. The band is on Facebook and ReverbNation.