Imagine a smorgasbord of Cab Calloway, circus sideshow, KISS, cabaret, Hee Haw and Robert Johnson served up at Andy Kaufman’s bat-mitzvah and you’ve got Austin’s White Ghost Shivers. A joyous mixture of the absurd and sublime, the six-piece ensemble gracefully blends a musical amalgam of Hokum Blues, Hillbilly Swing, Country and Hot Jazz. The band revels in string-band music from the 20s and 30s, mixing early jazz, hokum, vaudeville, ragtime, western swing and hillbilly, yet unleashing the gutterous underbelly of a pseudo-rock world gone wrong. White Ghost Shivers will be hosting their 9th annual Halloween Ball this Saturday at the Beauty Ballroom, but you can catch them perform live here in Studio 1a ENJOY![audio:http://kut.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/121025-White-Ghost-Shivers.mp3|titles=121025 White Ghost Shivers]
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