The Shivering Denizens / About This Artist

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Hometown: Seattle, WA

Label: Ronerecords

Management: Ron E. Banner

Website: www.theshiveringdenizens.com

Sounds Like: Hank Williams 3, BOB WAYNE, Wayne Hancock, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams Sr

Genre: Country

Country charts for Seattle, WA
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The Shivering Denizens belong in Austin, TX circa 1973. They have that high energy, up-tempo feel that is full tilt honky tonk with a pinch of western-inspired swing. Think of Commander Cody with a modern day hellbilly upgrade. Sure there’s a lot of new bands popping up who want to be “real” country, but not all of them have a unique sound, and then can back it up with solid lyrics and top-notch musicianship. When you listen to the Denizens, it makes you want to say out loud, “See THIS is what I mean when I say REAL country.”


“In a scene of cookie cutter, follow the leader, satanic, punk-country come a much needed breath of fresh air. It’s not very often I can just leave a cd in the player and just let it go on repeat without getting bored, then luckily The Denizens get plopped in my lap for review.”
Wylde Bill Jackey - RNZ Magazine

“With a pure outlaw swagger the groups starts off with the title track "Baker-Whiteley" with hints of coal mining, moonshine, and war. From this point the record kicks ya like an old mule right between the eyes.”
Moe Hillbilly - Twisted Hillbilly

“The record has great stories involving Buford T Justice, Cold Blood Killers, Evil Women, Cheatin Women, and of course "The Whistler", so there just is simply something for everyone, from ole fashion country to outlaw hillbilly hoedowns with a touch of swing. Of course we cannot forget the mad momma with a mean ole rollin pin.”
Moe Hillbilly - Twisted Hillbilly Magazine

“The Shivering Denizens are like Ken Kesey meets Merle Haggard.”
Triggerman - Saving Country Music

“With scarcely a weak spot on the record, we're giving this record our highest recommendation.”
BoomTown Kid - Alt-512

“Sometimes, it's hard to put into words what you like about a new band but there is no mystery with the Shivering Denizens.”
theboomtownkid - Alt-512

“The CD that stood out from the crowd this time was eponymous release from The Shivering Denizens from Washington State. Man are these guys good.”
Triggerman - Saving Country Music

“As the Denizens say, they have songs about women, songs about prison, and songs about women in prison. That pretty much sums it up. With songs like “Cell Block 69″ and “Good Times at the Gates of Hell,” if at least one of the Denizens hasn’t spent time in the pokey, I’ll eat my hat.”
Triggerman - Saving Country Music

“The Shivering Denizens play with the kind of intensity that other honky-tonk bands aspire to. Lead Singer Ron Banner's lyrics are brilliant, without a hint of ever taking himself too seriously, and every song cooks from start to finish. No blow-dried Nashville stuff here.”
Van Ramsey, KSER, Everett WA - CD Baby

“When you listen to the Denizens, it makes you want to say out loud, “See THIS is what I mean when I say REAL country.””
Triggerman - Saving Country Music