Down Shift releasing 2nd, ‘Race to the Finish,’ todayPublished 9:04am Friday, August 14, 2009
By JOHN EBY
Dowagiac Daily News
Dowagiac band Down Shift, which performed last month at Summer in the City, drops its second compact disk, “Race to the Finish,” this evening at a release party at VFW Post 1855 on E. Division Street.
Down Shift will be performing along with another local band, Chain Saw Blood Sample.
“They’re good friends of ours,” according to guitarist and vocalist Jaron Mosier.
Their first eponymous release, “Down Shift,” came out in May 2008.
There is a $4 cover charge that includes food and drink.
The 11-track CD costs $10.
The celebration starts at 6 p.m. Chain Saw Blood Sample (CSBS), which won the Niles Riverfest battle of the bands and previously played a benefit for Kameron Belew’s scholarship fund, plays beginning at 7.
All four band members graduated from Union High School with the Class of 2009.
Down Shift also includes Matt Dazell on bass guitar, Adam Wilson on drums and vocals and Joe Ohlenbusch on guitar, vocals and keyboard.
“We are known to play a wide variety of original music, mostly rock,” Mosier said.
By the way, Jaron’s middle name is John and Joe’s middle name is Paul.