Shimmy & the Burns / Bio

Shimmy & the Burns combine a tight, driving rhythm section with whiskey & cigarettes vocals, haunting guitar tones and thoughtful lyrics about love, loss, home and the way things oughta be. The group’s sound has been described as Tom Waits meets John Prine and also likened to Jason Isbell or a young Malcom Holcombe. After starting as an unfocused duo, the band solidified it’s vision and lineup in late 2014. Since that time S&tB have been playing increasingly successful shows in east Tennessee and have begun expanding their vision and booking to play around the southeast.

General Info

Band Members
Brian "Shimmy" Paddock-Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica -- Wesley Harless-Guitars
Artist Name
Shimmy & the Burns
Profile Page
Active Since
Americana / CountryFolkRock

Contact Info

Knoxville, TN

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