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JBO and The Whiskey Shambles at MOTR

  • Jack Burton Overdrive
  • The Whiskey Shambles


Four piece acoustic power group from Cincy. Influenced by comics, pop culture, indie and prog rock.The newest effort from JBO, “Happy to Be Here,”was recorded in 2018 with Ben Cochran of Soap Floats and reflects a more ambitious undertaking, expanding their instrumentation and thematic topic matter to address modern relationships - be they healthy, toxic, imaginary or esoteric.

The Whiskey Shambles:

Hollering tales of murder, betrayal, debauchery, and long, dark Saturday nights of the soul. Stripped raw, bruised, and cracking a bloody, split-lip grin, The Shambles deliver a loud, belligerent style of demonic hill-stomp blues that almost . . . but not quite . . . betrays an air of subtle sophistication lingering just around the edges. “Rough garage rock & dirty basement blues that kicks you right in the gut bucket.” Whatever you call it, The Whiskey Shambles sure enough get asses shakin and heads rockin — and that ain’t no half-steppin!




MOTR Pub in the heart of Over The Rhine is a small club & bar that features live original music nurturing Cincinnati's prolific music and culture.


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Album Review: Jack Burton Overdrive Happy to Be Here

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Man, I wish the early Barenaked Ladies had gone on a sunny picnic with They Might Be Giants, where they conceived, wrote, and recorded a bright, poppy folk record built around a ton of ukulele and concertina,” then do I have some good news for you - submitted for your approval, I present Happy to Be Here, the latest album from Jack Burton Overdrive.