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The Shady Rest Band / Press

“The Shady Rest Band (www.reverbnation.com/theshadyrestband) has become one of the busiest bands in the Austin area by consistently putting on a great show. The band, formed by Ben Blair and Nate Guthrie in Mammoth, California before they moved to Austin, plays it's own blend of bluegrass and country. Blair and Guthrie met in California through a mutual ex-roommate, and decided to move to Austin to persue a career in music. While playing at Cheatham St Warehouse during their Friday Happy Hours, they met C.K. Dangerbird, who joined the band with his washboard and harmonicas, and while playing open mics around Austin, they met Jaz Lee Short, who took his stand-up bass and joined the band. Their gigs started to increase, and they can be found playing all over the Austin area, with steady gigs at Cheatham St Warehouse, Romeo's, The Tap Room and Sean Patrick's in San Marcos, and many other venues. This week they have released their first cd, "!Merica",”

“The Shady Rest Band (www.reverbnation.com/theshadyrestband) has become one of the busiest bands in the Austin area by consistently putting on a great show. The band, formed by Ben Blair and Nate Guthrie in Mammoth, California before they moved to Austin, plays it's own blend of bluegrass and country. Blair and Guthrie met in California through a mutual ex-roommate, and decided to move to Austin to persue a career in music. While playing at Cheatham St Warehouse during their Friday Happy Hours, they met C.K. Dangerbird, who joined the band with his washboard and harmonicas, and while playing open mics around Austin, they met Jaz Lee Short, who took his stand-up bass and joined the band. Their gigs started to increase, and they can be found playing all over the Austin area, with steady gigs at Cheatham St Warehouse, Romeo's, The Tap Room and Sean Patrick's in San Marcos, and many other venues. This week they have released their first cd, "!Merica",”

“The Shady Rest Band, based in Austin, was the second band to take the stage. Nate Guthrie was on mandolin, Ben Blair on guitar, Jaz Lee Short on standup bass, and C.K. Dangerbird on harmonica and washboard. They ran through a smoking hour set of mostly original bluegrass music, including standout songs "I drink more tequila in Texas" and "Good hearted woman".They mover to Austin about two years ago, and have been playing steadily for the last 2 years. This is a band you need to go see live. They have produced a demo cd, and are working in the Cheatham St Woodshed Studios on a full length cd. They are playing at the Whip-In in Austin tonight, Whitewater Ampitheater tomorrow (warming up the people waiting on line to see Bob Dylan), and can be found every Friday night at Cheatham St Warehouse for Happy Hour. Go see them soon.”

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