Elmore Magazine

In case it isn’t apparent, taking time off isn’t Shirey’s style, and upon return to Brooklyn, he wasted no time transitioning full steam ahead into finishing his latest record, A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees, which he wrote primarily on the road and recorded with Don Godwin at the legendary BC Studio of Martin Bisi in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The record, out January 13th on VIA Records, speaks to the madness of Shirey’s nomadic, international lifestyle– in many ways it’s both travelogue and testament to his ongoing artistic journey.