white ghost shivers

White Ghost Shivers

New record now available  .

"Need to Shake It" is out!! Order it HERE  or click the link on the player below! Here's the first single, "Debonaire"

Fall in Texas  

We've weathered another hot one here in Central Texas, as well as Hurricane Harvey. It's been wonderful to see all the support folks from Texas , and all over, have come to help out those affected. There's still tons of work to be done, but it's good to see Texans getting back on track with the help of neighbors.

As the weather now cools, we once again look forward to our 6th Annual Kids Halloween Ball, as well as our 14th Annual (Adult) Halloween Ball. We'll also be playing with Dale Watson at the 2nd Annual Butcher's Ball, a celebration of Central Texas' sustainable ranches, farms, and the chefs that bring the goods to the table. Check the calendar for more details.

Spring 2017  

New single, "crosseyed traffic"  , summertime  .

The Texas heat is upon us, and we're burnin' up this Spring and summer with some great shows across Texas, including some new venues for us here in Austin!  We've been enjoying doing weekend stints at C-Boys here in Austin. Check that place out if you haven't yet. We'll be doing a little travel to our favorite spots in Houston, Corpus Christi, and Odessa. Check the calendar for that info.  We'll be playing Radio on Manchaca and our fave Honky Tonk, The White Horse ,this summer so lookout for that!  We've got great listening room shows at Saxon and Mucky Ducky planned, as well as a kids show at Central Market, a WGS summertime classic!!  We'll be catching some waves at our favorite spot in Corpus, Vino Mio, as well!  Finally, we're reuniting with our old pals Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business for a summer blowout at The Continental Club here in Austin!  Stay Cool- Smokebreak

Previous events

15th annual halloween ball.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 8:00PM Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 8:00PM

Speakeasy, Austin TX

7th Annual Kids' Halloween Ball

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 6:00PM Sat, Oct 27, 2018 @ 6:00PM

Central Market N, Austin TX


Butcher's Ball

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 3:00PM Sun, Oct 21, 2018 @ 3:00PM


Threadgill's WHQ

Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ 7:00PM Sat, Sep 1, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Threadgill's WHQ, 301 W. Riverside Dr, Austin

8-10:30 show! Doors open at 7!

Central Market Westgate

Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 6:30PM Sat, Jun 9, 2018 @ 6:30PM

Central Market Westgate, Austin TX


Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 7:00PM Fri, Jun 8, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Mucky Duck, Houston TX

Westport Roots Fest

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 7:00PM Sat, May 26, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Kansas City, MO


Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 10:00PM Fri, May 25, 2018 @ 10:00PM

Barleycorn's, Wichita, KS


Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 7:00PM Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Continental Club, Austin, TX

3Ten ACL Live w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 7:00PM Wed, May 9, 2018 @ 7:00PM

3Ten ACL Live

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 9:00PM Fri, May 4, 2018 @ 9:00PM

The Saxon Pub, 1320 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 9:00PM Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 9:00PM

14th Annual Halloween Ball @ Speakeasy

14th Annual Halloween Ball @ Speakeasy

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:00PM Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 8:00PM

The Speakeasy, Austin


6th Annual Kids Halloween Ball, Central Market North

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 5:00PM Sat, Oct 28, 2017 @ 5:00PM


Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:00PM Sun, Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:00PM


Jack Daniels Popup

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 8:00PM Sat, Oct 14, 2017 @ 8:00PM

800 Congress Ave, Austin

The Townsend

Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 9:00PM Fri, May 19, 2017 @ 9:00PM

Austin, 718 Congress Ave #100

Small room show!! Tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-white-ghost-shivers-tickets-33952114689

Central Market North

Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 6:30PM Sat, May 13, 2017 @ 6:30PM

The Whip In

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 9:00PM Fri, May 12, 2017 @ 9:00PM

Continental Club

Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 9:00PM Sat, May 6, 2017 @ 9:00PM

9P Parish Festival 10:30P WGS 12:30 POON

white ghost shivers

The Meaning Behind The Song: The Ghost Song by The White Ghost Shivers

The meaning behind the song: “the ghost song” by the white ghost shivers.

As a music enthusiast, I have come across countless songs throughout my life that have left an impact on me. However, there are certain tracks that manage to capture my attention with their unique lyrics and haunting melodies. One such song that has always held a special place in my heart is “The Ghost Song” by The White Ghost Shivers.

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I first heard this song on a dark and stormy night, fittingly setting the eerie ambiance that this song embodies. It was a gloomy evening, and not a star was in sight. I remember stumbling upon this song at a friend’s house, and little did I know that it would leave an indelible mark on me.

The opening lyrics immediately transported me to a graveyard by a church, way up on a hill. The imagery painted in these lines perfectly sets the stage for the supernatural narrative that unfolds throughout the song.

The Ghostly Encounter

As the song progresses, we delve deeper into the story of a ghost seeking vengeance for a past wrongdoing. The ghosts come out to play, and the protagonist thought he heard one say, “I’ve got you, I’ll keep you, I always will.” These haunting words convey a sense of impending doom and an inescapable fate.

The chorus of the song captures the intense emotions of the ghost seeking retribution. With lines like “You’re the one that shot my great-grandpa” and “You’re the one that stole my great-grandma,” the lyrics evoke a sense of generational anger, as if the ghost’s ancestors demand justice.

These lines hint at a complex backstory and a web of unresolved family history. The ghost’s relentless pursuit of the protagonist serves as a reminder that actions have consequences, even long after they have been committed.

A Tumultuous Night

The song takes an intriguing turn as it introduces another element of chaos – a tomcat starting a fight. This unexpected addition adds layers to the already spine-chilling atmosphere, as the sound of yowling cats fills the air. This juxtaposition of supernatural and earthly disturbances creates a sense of unease and further intensifies the narrative.

Throughout the song, there is a palpable tension between the protagonist, the ghosts, and the feral cats. The singer’s disdain for both parties is evident as they express their dislike for the cats and the ghosts. It’s as if they are caught in the middle of a battle between two worlds they want no part of.

A Desperate Plea

The song concludes with a spoken verse, adding a personal touch to the narrative. The protagonist looks down at their feet, contemplating their situation, and pleas for safety. They ask their young feet to guide them back home, but fate has other plans.

On their journey, the protagonist encounters yet another ghost, leaving the listener to wonder about their final fate. The song ends with a sense of ambiguity, making you question the consequences of their actions and what lies ahead.

Released in 2006 as part of the album “Everyone’s Got ‘Em,” “The Ghost Song” showcases The White Ghost Shivers’ ability to blend dark themes with toe-tapping melodies. The band’s unique style, infused with elements of jazz, vaudeville, and blues, adds an extra layer of complexity to this hauntingly captivating track.

The White Ghost Shivers masterfully weave a story full of mystery, revenge, and supernatural elements in “The Ghost Song.” The lyrics, accompanied by the band’s lively instrumentation, create an immersive experience that stays with you long after the song ends.

So, if you’re in the mood for a song that will transport you to a graveyard on a moonlit night, immerse yourself in the haunting world of “The Ghost Song” by The White Ghost Shivers.

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