The Shut—Ins

What can I tell you of the Shut-Ins? An acoustic combo with guitar, ukulele and other instruments. Most important, they feature close harmonies in the style of early 20th century acts such as the Blue Sky Boys and Louvin Brothers.

The Shut-Ins have a special place in their hearts for upbeat songs of pain, longing and, occasionally, happiness. Add to this an affinity for the bizarre and a smattering of Hawaiian music, and you get a unique combination of musical influences that simultaneously reveres and deconstructs traditional, folk, and country music.

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