Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Ellis Dyson & The Shambles

Clint Roberts

Wed, October 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages


Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from Piedmont murder ballads, to traditional jazz, to big band swing. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical and explosive live shows and masterful musicianship that electrifies every audience. Bursting with exuberance and effortless expertise, this playfully hootin’ and hollerin’ act is guaranteed to bring the ruckus.

Ellis Dyson & the Shambles consists of Ellis Dyson (banjo, vocals), Eli Whitman (acoustic guitar), Adam Maloney (upright bass) Danny Abrams (soprano/alto/baritone saxophones, vocals), and Danny Grewen (trombone, vocals). The band has come together through a series of fortuitous meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C. Beginning as a saxophone and banjo duo, the band has grown into a driving, freight train string band with a flashy horn section.
Clint Roberts
Clint Roberts
Brevard native, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clint Roberts, released his first full length Album “Hamlet Blues,” in the winter of 2018, his second solo effort following his EP in 2015.

Many may know him from his appearances at Mountain Song Festival and White Squirrel Festival and as a founding member of the folk-rock band The Fox Fire. Clint first discovered his love for performing in local theatre productions and several high school musicals. After graduating from Brevard High, he spent several years attending Appalachian State University before eventually dropping out to pursue a music career full time.

Shortly after leaving The Fox Fire, Roberts put out his first solo EP “Where The Heart Is.” The EP was well received amongst fans of progressive folk and would help him begin to get his footings as a touring Singer/Songwriter.

Having recently returned from Nashville, Tennessee continuing his career in music, the release of “Hamlet Blues” is an album that he describes as “proudly Southern” in it’s musical roots. Drawing on influences from the likes of Ryan Adams, Shakey Graves, Jason Isbell, and The Wood Brothers, Roberts has shifted from a folk artist to a much more refined songwriter and performer sitting squarely into today’s Americana.

“It’s been really fun to watch Clint develop as a songwriter and performer. His talent is obvious. He has a golden voice, he’s a multi-instrumentalist and he has a real gift for writing songs that are not only catchy but contain real lyrical substance that you would only expect from someone who is much older and has experienced the ups and downs of a life long-lived,” says John Felty of Mountain Song Productions.

“I’m not alone in the value I place on doing things how they used to be done. I’m lucky to have a lot of friends who make music in the Americana/Folk/Country realm as I do. And I think what we do will have a place in the world for a long time to come,” says Roberts.

“There’s a clarity of vision and total honesty in Roberts’ music that is almost scary coming from someone so young.” Steve Matteo, SCENES Media, Nashville
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801