The Shiver Show
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The Shiver Show

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Asheville, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Country Acoustic





Here come Chance and Susette Shiver brushing the dust of time off the 'Old Familiar Songs' of old time Country Music. With vocals as clean, crisp and authentic as a cold drink of cider, the Shivers bring close harmony, guitar, autoharp and banjo to their wonderful interpretation of music Americana. Performing for the past two years, the Fiddler's Grove audience has loved their 30's costumes and laughed heartily at the touches of comedy that infuse their exceptional music performances. We at Fiddlers Grove look forward to the return of the Shivers next year for our 86th consecutive Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival and to that ringing call "Here come the Shivers!" Union Grove, NC

- Henry (Hank) P. Van Hoy, II, festival director

"Review of performances, The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg"

The Shivers presented two excellent shows for our museum guests, in April they did Virginia’s Musical Heritage, and because they were so well received we invited them back as part of our holiday music series in December for an Old-time Country Holiday. They are a pleasure to work with, very professional and entertained while educating our audiences. I’ll plan to invite them back again. - Mary Cottrill Manager Hennage Auditorium

"The Shivers Delight Audiences at the Browngrass Festival"

Strolling into town looking as if they had just stepped out of a time warp, Chance and Susette Shiver immediately fit in to the historic atmosphere of Rabbit Hash KY, where the annual Browngrass Festival is held.. Their gracious manners and timeless appearance were surpassed, however, they minute they commanded the stage. With the sun shining on the backdrop of the mighty Ohio River flowing behind them, they captivated the audience within their first few notes. Although they were on stage, their performance makes a listener feel as if they might be at an informal get together at the Carter Family homestead in rural Virginia. Their combination of song, guitar, autoharp, banjo and story-telling is natural, very talented and just downright delightful. Even their vocals are reminiscent of A.P. And Sara Carter, perfect for the set list of classic old timey Americana music. Theirs is a must-see act! - Bobbi Kayser, Director, Browngrass Festival, KY

"Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club"

“The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club ended the concert season on a high note with a very special performance from the Shivers. The Hurdy Gurdy “turned back the clock” and our recently built suburban New York City venue became a cozy old Southern theater set in the 1930’s. Our audience was captivated with Chance and Susette, who shared their love of old time country music and down home humor with a mix of familiar songs, corny jokes, a bit of history and a thoroughly entertaining performance. I’m sure A.P. Carter is looking down and smiling, knowing that the music he inspired is being carried forth in the skillful hands of the Shivers!” - Ron Olesko, President


“…..first rate evening of entertainment. The comedy and stories provided the ideal framework for two solid sets of outstanding songs. Their enthusiasm and energy created a bond with the audience.” - Mary Smith, Co-Director, Richmond Folk Music Society


“Their brand of Old Time Country Music often in song, accompanied by guitar, autoharp, banjo and story-telling proved to be a big hit.
The warm reception they received both during the concerts and informally as they met festival-goers was well deserved. They created an informal relationship with the audience and brought a splendid and different feature to the concerts underpinned by a healthy slice of humor.”
- Bob Ward, Concert M.C., 14th Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance Festival, Gainsborough, UK

"CD Review"

“Chance and Susette Shiver have issued a new CD, THE SHIVERS, ON THE AIR, and I am happy to declaim: IT IS GREAT! But, what is it? Is it a neat selection of well-performed old-time country songs? It is indeed that. Or is it a delightfully funny old-time radio program? It is certainly that too. Well, to tell the truth, it is both!
Chance and Susette have recorded a well-paced, old-time rural radio program complete with mock commercials, hilarious dialogues, and great songs, with appropriate live audience responses.
All in all, and in a word: "It's Great Music and Great Fun!" and "Don't Miss It If You Can!"” - Joe Hickerson, retired Head of the Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture.

"CD Review"

"And now, for something totally different, I give you the Chance and Susette Shiver Show, ON THE AIR. This is a show within a show within a CD. Imagine, if you will, an old-fashioned radio show complete with silver-voiced announcer, and honest to goodness sounding commercials. Picture, if you can, a husband and wife team reinventing George Burns & Gracie Allen routine and separating the two-liners with Old-Timey duets. Project, you must, ordering this singular CD.
I can guarantee you have nothing in your record collection like it. (I wonder if that's Harry Von Zel on bass.)"
- Michael Miller Tune-Up, a publication of the Philadelphia Folksong Society


Chance and Susette perform a beautiful selection of Music Americana, songs that trace their family heritage from the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina to the deep south. Drawing on the music of the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers, Mississippi John Hurt and the Delmore Brothers, among others, the Shivers add their vocal harmonies to the chorus of American music.

ON THE AIR - Old Time Country Music and Comedy Radio Hour
On The Air is a complete radio program, from the moment the announcer says, Good evening ladies and gentlemen, to the closing moments of the theme song, Are You From Dixie. Set in Honeyville, the little village that time forgot, the commercials, sketches, and songs introduce the audience to the imaginary family and townsfolk, and the Hillbilly comedy and music of their lives.



Chance Shiver has always performed his heritage music rooted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  He got his grandfather's guitar and his family's early country music at the age of twelve and has since traveled the many roads of American music, performing Old Time with Doc Scantlins Red Hot Peppers, Swing with the Buffalo Nickel Band, and Rockabilly with the Vibrocats. 

Susette Carter Shiver, a South Carolina native, has found her true voice and yodel in the music of A.P, Sara, and Maybelle Carter, the seminal influence of American Country Music. Susette's autoharp and claw hammer banjo styles continue the Shiver's instrumentation, recreating an authentic early American Music sound.  

Adam Tanner joins The Shiver show adding his many instrumental and vocal talents.  Adam is an artist who reveres the uniquely American sounds of Appalachian, Mountain music and delivers those styles in first rate performances on mandolin and fiddle.  In Adam's capable hands, the old sounds are given fresh life and made real.

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