The Wissahickon Chicken Shack developed its style and repertoire in 2006, booking long single act nights at Ludwig’s Tavern at a time when Philly venues were promoting multi-band bills with short showcase slots. Given time to fill and freedom to experiment, the band developed into a muscular unit capable of playing 90-minute sets without trouble.
Having earned a reputation for incendiary live performances, the band has appeared at wide range of local and regional venues and festivals and shared the stage with an amazing variety of local, regional and national acts.
Band members have musical backgrounds ranging from classical performance to smoky roadhouses and boast chops on a variety of instruments to match. This a band that conjures a soundscape as varied as the American experience, an experience not to be missed.