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The Shady Street Show Band


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    Don't Be Fooled by the Rain
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    Bullet in the Dark
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    Growing to Stand
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    Do What You Can
The Shady Street Show Band is a sonic carnival. Beats deep in the groove combine with a wildly inventive low end as juke joint piano squares off against a screaming distorted organ.
Two guitars dance in and out of rhythm and blues and rock and roll while the singers exchange words. His guttural growl compliments her sweet and soulful approach. The horn section tears right out of the heart of a prohibition era jazz orchestra.
Echoes of American Roots Music that inspired the band ring clear, but Shady Street stands on its own; thoughtful songwriting filtered through the showmanship of a traveling circus. Behold the birth of Big Top Soul.
"A cross between The Band with the Toussaint Horns and the late, great keyboard-driven New Orleans groove unit Papa Grows Funk, the Americana soul of the Shady Street Show Band is musically sweet, lyrically rich and rhythmically enthralling." - Bob Makin,
Shady Street is currently working on their new EP, due out sometime in the spring of 2018. Their 2016 debut album release “Revelry” was featured on and The Aquarian. They are also listed on’s list of “35 N.J. Bands you Must Hear in 2017.”


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