As one of the area’s most highly-respected attorney’s – Cherokee County native Shane Givens is best known for his ability in the courtroom, but, he’s quickly becoming known for his ability as a singer, songwriter and musician.
The Shane Givens Band has now released their debut CD “Hello Moonshine”, featuring a line-up of original songs that Shane and his bandmates have been performing in venues from Gadsden to Birmingham to Huntsville and points between and beyond.
The new CD features 13 original songs – and a crowd favorite cover of the Jimmy Buffett classic “Coast of Marseilles’”
Everyone is invited to come out to the SGB “Hello Moonshine” release party Friday (May 3rd) –in the courtyard beside Blackstone Pub on Broad Street in Gadsden, starting at 7:00pm.
The Shane Givens Band will also be appearing at Riverfest in Gadsden on June 1st in the 3:00pm time slot.
For additional information visit the website shanegivensband.com
Click Here to hear a sample of the title track Hello Moonshine
FROM THE WEBSITE
Shane Givens was born in Centre, Alabama, where he attended Cherokee County High School. Shane then attended Jacksonville State University, where he spent far to much time having fun and not nearly enough time attending class. He then spent the next several years of his life playing in The Backwater Band. Shane realized he was going to have to get a day job and finally received an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Much to everyone’s surprise, including Shane’s himself, he then went on to attend law school at the Cumberland School of Law where he obtained his law degree. Shane now practices law in his hometown of Centre, Alabama.
Brian Bankston was born in Gadsden Alabama and he was a student at Thompson Elementary, at Disque Middle School and Gadsden High School. After graduation he played alto saxophone and guitar with Rip Reagan at Gadsden State Community College where he received an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science. From there he went to Jacksonville State University studying with Dr. Chris Culver, where he received a Bachelor in Elementary and Secondary Music Education. Brian then moved to Charleston, Illinois and attended Eastern Illinois University as a graduate assistant studying jazz improvisation, composition, arranging and music theory with Sam Fagaly and Michael Stryker, where he received a Masters in Jazz Performance. Brian is currently the Director of the Gadsden Middle School Band and Director of Jazz at Gadsden City High School.
Josh Griffith was born and raised in Centre, Alabama, where he attended Cherokee County High School. Josh was a star athlete in high school and ultimately received a baseball scholarship to Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Josh had an impressive baseball career at Berry and graduated from in Business Administration. After living in Birmingham for several years, Josh moved back to his hometown of Centre, Alabama where he works for ALFA insurance company. Josh also work with his family’s farming business and is usually found on a tractor in one of his family’s many cotton fields.
Jonathan Alverson was born and raised in Cherokee county, Alabama. The high energy music of Jonathan Alverson has been heard from stages around the entire country. His musical career has grown from performances in clubs near his home in Gadsden, Alabama to venues in Nashville, all around the southeastern United States out to parts of Texas. Jonathan has opened shows for many superstars like Bryan White, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, T. Graham Brown, Wynonna, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, & Earl Thomas Conley just to name a few.
Charley Freeman was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. He attended High School at Emma Samson. After high school, Charley attended college at Jacksonville State University where he graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Charley is currently attending law school at the Birmingham School of Law. Charley has been playing a mean bass in several bands between school and work all his adult life. Why he would want to be a lawyer is a mystery!