The Why Store is led by Chris Shaffer an intense, emotional songwriter with a repertoire of 150+
The Why Store is led by Chris Shaffer an intense, emotional songwriter with a repertoire of 150+ original songs. Add to that another 30 covers, years of musical expertise and comradery from Troy Seele, Dan Hunt and Jerome Rieskamp — what you get on stage is a unique experience every night, so you might as well enjoy it on the largest boat in the state of Indiana! This is a 21+ cruise.
Boarding Begins: 6:00 PM
Departure: 8:00 PM
Return: 11:00 PM
More About The Why Store:
The Why Store was formed in the late 1980s in Muncie, Indiana. Lead Singer Chris Shaffer, also a Ball State student, joined the band after a few months and they played a few gigs as Emerald City. In 1995, The Why Store signed to MCA’s subsidiary Way Cool Music for their first major-label effort, a self-titled LP, which was released in 1996.
Their major label debut on MCA Records spawned several hits. The first single, “Lack Of Water”, was a #1 hit on Triple-A Radio; the band performed “Surround Me” on Late Night with Conan O’ Brien and saw their video for “Father” receive rotation on MTV2 and VH1. The Why Store was a Top 20 album for 1996 and went on to sell 200,000 copies.
Some of the artists they shared the stage with include John Mellencamp, The Clarks, The Tragically Hip, Widespread Panic, Eddie Money, Foreigner, Kansas, Train, Cowboy Mouth, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, Violent Femmes, Vertical Horizon, Pat Travers, George Clinton, Cracker, Incubus, Hoobastank, & others.
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