THE BOTTOM SHELF BOURBON TRIO
The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio composes and performs combustible, core roots music anchored between the low-down grit and growl of early blues, jug-band ruckus, western-swing and 80’s punk. BSBT is based in Vancouver, BC and is the sum of the musical efforts of Steven Huston – vocals and upright bass, Steve Nelson – guitar, harmonica, vocals and Chris Dawson-Murphy – banjo, guitar, vocals.
The band formed in 2013 when Huston & Nelson discovered a mutual love for imbibing and playing fast and hard. Huston, a veteran of Vancouver’s metal scene, re-connected to the maritime kitchen music of his youth and found the perfect foil in Upper Canadian transplant Steve Nelson’s punk soaked folk. The two heard Chris’ sound, evoking the deep-southern roots music he was immersed in while living in Louisiana, and the band was born.
BSBT continues to write, bend musical genres, and play up a storm as they rack up the road miles.
Steven Huston – vocals and upright bass, Steve Nelson – guitar, harmonica, vocals and Chris Dawson-Murphy – banjo, guitar, vocals