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Shit Horse

Shit Horse began as a street performing "guerrilla" style attack band. They played on a sidewalk during Merge Fest in Chapel Hill, NC three nights in a row with the help of a battery-powered guitar, garage-sale amplifiers, an extension chord, a small drum set, a megaphone and fireworks. The size of the crowd seemed to double every successive night. These uninvited early performances were the only form of "practicing" Shit Horse ever got. The band recorded an EP called "They Shit Horses, Don't They?" on a 4-track tape recorder. After all of the music tracks were done live, Danny Mason showed up and invented all of the lyrics on the spot, earning him the nickname Danny "Magic". He later had to listen to the finished recording and memorize his own words. While some (incorrectly) consider Shit Horse a gimmick or perhaps a novelty act, others like Tom Ravenscroft (son of the late great John Peel) of BBC6 have embraced the album. The first two-three songs of any live Shit Horse performance are almost always met with confusion which eventually dissolves into ecstatic enthusiasm.

My Artists Sessions

Wednesday, March 16

8:00pm CDT