Living in the small town of Daytona Beach, I don’t get to enjoy a lot of live music. But in 2017 my boss introduced me to a local punk bank called SHOT OUT. George, Rob, Furey, and Jon put on a fun show, four geeks not taking themselves too seriously and who clearly enjoy playing together. That night I bought their eponymous six-track CD.
I saw them play a few more times in various venues in 2018 and 2019. They frequently played in an Irish pub called Tir na nOg. Here they are in 2018.
They played at Rok Bar, a larger venue, in February 2019.
The last show I saw of them as a quartet was back at Tir na nOg in July 2019.
In mid-December 2019 we were shocked to hear of the sudden death of George Chenoweth. George was the main songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for SHOT OUT. Their scheduled show for December 20, 2019 at Tir na nOg turned into a tribute show. They played as a trio but still sounded great, definitely a bittersweet show.
Immediately after the show, SHOT OUT released their first full-length album called Tails from the Shite Factory Volume 1 on SoundCloud.
Furey told me that before he died George and the band had written another album’s worth of songs. They plan to record Tails from the Shite Factory Volume 2 in early 2020. It’s unclear whether they will continue to play live shows, but we hope they will.