The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio - plays core roots music anchored between the lowdown grit and growl of early blues, the high lonesome sounds of bluegrass, and hardcore punk. Their music explores universal themes of substance abuse, infidelity, blue-collar angst, unrequited love, and wanderlust.
The Vancouver bands’ members are: Steven Huston (upright bass, guitar, vocals) and Chris Dawson-Murphy (banjo, guitar, vocals), The group originally formed in 2013 as a three piece and through a series of separations and distillations evolved into the current duo. Huston’s song writing is dynamic in style and subject, reflecting on urban life via engaging, edgy lyrics woven into solidly crafted tunes that reveal the maritime pick’n parties of his Nova Scotian upbringing. Steven’s rock-steady rhythm sets the groove for Chris' intricate guitar work and unorthodox banjo picking evocative of traditional blues and old time of the deep-south; music the prairie boy was immersed in while at art school in Louisiana. The band is influenced by sounds as diverse as blues pioneers Blind Blake and Victoria Spivey, and contemporary groups like The Devil Makes Three and Pokey Lafarge.
BSBT has toured across Western Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium playing venues and festivals and will be releasing a new, full-length album in spring of 2019. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Petunia, The Burying Ground, The Lonesome Town Painters and Carolyn Mark.
Sheri Roberts Greimes - (Blues, Country, Folk) - Known as a soulful singer and powerhouse vocalist, Sheri Roberts Greimes is quickly becoming a favorite in the Northwest.
Having overcome a serious health issue in 2012, Sheri has steadily come back to the stage and is playing keyboards and singing as a solo artist in many popular venues and with her band, JoMomma for festivals and local events!
She’s been keeping very busy! Booking gigs almost every week, attending jam sessions and open mics, and recording, Sheri takes everyday as a chance to share with music lovers everywhere!
Offering an eclectic song-list of quirky tunes, Sheri tries to do anything she sings her way. She doesn’t do the typical “Chick” songs.
A recent foray into blues has opened a new avenue of passion in her music that offers her a chance to see what she is really capable of singing and finding her own style.
Come hear Sheri live… live gives more energy and excitement than a recording can provide. Sheri loves to have fun and watch the audience having fun too!
Listen to her latest CD “Bleeding Heart”, available at Cdbaby.com/sherirobertsgreimes
Mitch Pumpian - harmonica player -
Originally from the Baltimore area and educated in Maine, Mitch is a tasty
"I started playing with bands in the mid ‘70s in Burlington, VT. and moved to L.A.
at the end of 1980.”
Mitch played in the LA area over the next 12 years with a variety of bands. Mitch
worked in studio recording as well.
Moving to Seattle in 1992, he has worked with a myriad of Blues, Rock, R&B, and
Soul orientated bands.
During the past 7 years, 2012-2018, Mitch has performed regularly with The Kathi
MacDonald Band which then became the incredible R&B/Blues group, Patti Allen
and Monster Road, during which time Patti led the Monster Road Band to being
nominated for and winning the Washington Blues Society Best Blues Band of the
Year Award for 2017!!!
Additionally, Mitch has been individually nominated by the Washington Blues
Society for the “Paul Green Best Blues Harmonica” of the year award for the past
three years in a row; 2017, 2018, 2019.
Currently recording his first album of all original music, Mitch is performing
regularly with the Award Winning vocalist and songwriter, Sheri Roberts Greimes
and her bands; Sheri & Da Boyz, as well as Sheri & JoMomma.