Anyone wishing to describe the music of The Shots should take a deep breath before doing so. This band covers so much musical ground that a brief description is impossible. Barry Mullis (vocals/guitar/banjo/mandola/harmonica & bodhran), Priscilla Boyle (vocals/upright bass), Alison Bailey Streich (violin) & Aaron Balano (Dobro guitar) blend many traditions and styles to make their own distinctive brand of music. There are the traditional influences of Ireland & Scotland, the New World influences of Bluegrass, Old-Time & Cajun music and the more contemporary songs of The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and Nancy Sinatra. Also included in their repertoire is a smattering of show tunes from Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin & Gus Kahn. Add to this, their original material that is on a par with all of the above: Ball of Malt, Y Chromosome, Hind Tit, Opus, The Courtesan, from their 2002 CD King Ludd. Climb is a 10 song album that includes some of the most beautiful and powerful compositions that you're ever likely to hear...Anywhere... Originals like Sepia, Climb, Definitely Jousting, St. Jude, Die Roarin' and Achilles have been crafted & performed with passion and soul. Guest musicians, Jason Thor (trombone & trumpet), Jon Mask (mandolin), Blair Kilpatrick (accordion), Roland Robles (percussion & drums) and Akash (cello), have lent their considerable musical skills to this project. If you loved King Ludd then you'll really love Climb...