The Ghost Town Rebellion

  • Genres
  • Outlaw Americana Rock
  • Rock
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Live Performer ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Rock ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Winner★ Rock ★
  • Musicians
    • Chelsea Baker — bass, vocals
    • Jamey Shidler — drums, keys, vocals
    • Mike Shivley — guitar, lap steel, vocals
    • Shawn Peter — banjo, guitar, keyboard, lap steel, trumpet, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


The Muppets theme song.

How do you describe your music to people?


Grit rock: it’s dirty, rusty, bluesy and with a lot of soul!

Tell us about how the band formed.


We just found each other, and playing music together is better than a day Job. Also, we get along and enjoy crazy things like reading, and taking naps.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


Every show we play! Most recent was our sold-out show at the Torch Club, for our EP release!

Tell us about your worst gig.


Never had one. The worst gig was the one we didn’t play!

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?



What was the first song you learned to play?


"Poverty Ridge," our first single.

What's next for the band?


To get you to get off your arse and dance!

What's the story behind the band name?


We’re retelling true ghost stories through song!

What's your favorite local artist/group?


Drop Dead Red, House Of Mary, Horseneck, Kill the Precedent, For the Kids, ONOFF, Shotgun Sawyer, Coercion 95, For the Kids, Thunder Cover, Sans Sobriety, 50-Watt Heavy, Bastards Of Young, FRACK, Free Candy!, The MOANs, Cities You Wish You Were From, Mookatite, Perfect Score, Brendan Stone, Autumn Sky, Ross Hammond, ZuhG, The Three Way, The Nickel Slots, The Brodys and One Leg Chuck & The Hustle, to name a few.

Who are your biggest influences?


The Archies, Weird Al, Kermit the Frog and Steve Martin.

Who first inspired you to play music?


Dr. Teeth And The Electric Mayhem.

Words to live by?


If you’re not moving forward, you die!

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