Current Day was recorded over a series of sessions in 2017 at the Music Garage and was recorded and engineered by Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz).
“Fans looking for Chicago’s next Wilco may want to check out Martin Van Ruin.”— American Songwriter
“The Bob Dylan and Neil Young comparisons are inescapable for this new folk rock supergroup.”— Chicago Sun-Times
Martin Van Ruin (Album Release), The Shams Band
Fri, Aug 17 2018, 8:30pm - $10 - Tickets
Doors open at 7 pm.
MARTIN VAN RUIN:
“Seriously epic folk-pop chops” - Chicago Reader (Gossip Wolf)
“15 Chicago Artists to Watch in 2014” - Chicago Red Eye (Andy Downing)
“Undeniable chemistry reminiscent of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo” - Static Magazine (Kelly McGuire)
THE SHAMS BAND:
Drawing heavily from their Kinks, Rolling Stones, and Wilco influences, songwriters Donnie Biggins and Paul Gulyas create whiskey-driven blues, complete with four-part harmonies. It's whiskey-driven storytelling. It's a party. It's rock 'n roll with a banjo. The Shams Band has opened for Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and played to sold out crowds in their hometown of Chicago.