America’s Next Big Country Act Comes From the City!

Shotgun Wedding
A NYCity-Country Band

Shotgun Wedding is a Brooklyn-based band blazing their own trail with a new music genre, "City-Country".  Their songs and music reflect life in NYC - steeped in Bakersfield country, rock-n-roll, with a dash of swing.  Trade your front porch for a fire escape, your trusty steed for the 7 train, Ol' Yeller for a yellow cab and get the picture.  Raw, honest and from the heart, Shotgun Wedding takes a unique approach to a time-honored genre:  re-imagining songs by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, George Jones and Ernest Tubb…while also firing off original songs that are at once down-home and downtown, including tunes about bartenders, broken hearts – even a Brooklyn Rag.

The band features veteran musicians and vocalists who – to this day – still tour with Billy Joel. Members of the band include: Chuck Burgi (Billy Joel, Enrique Iglesias, Hall & Oates), Andy Cichon (Billy Joel, Shania Twain), Dennis Del Gaudio (Billy Joel, Movin’ Out Band), Wade Preston (Billy Joel, Movin’ Out), and Catherine Porter (Brian May Band, Sunset Boulevard, Broadway’s Next to Normal). Shotgun Wedding infuses Dennis’ guitar pickin’, Wade’s boogie/stride piano, Catherine’s gorgeous voice with the solid backbone of Andy on bass and Chuck on drums. Dennis, Catherine and Wade all share lead vocal duties then blend together with Andy to create beautiful vocal harmonies.



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