Toledo According To The Shakin’ Shivers

. December 17, 2019.

Muddy Shutters

Years lived in Toledo: I’ve been an official Toledoan for 2.5 years, (but I grew up in Whitehouse, OH)

Occupation: Local Toledo musician and graduate teaching assistant @ the University of Toledo

Story in one sentence: I was born, I learned to walk, and I haven’t stopped moving forward ever since.

Song lyric to describe ideal self: “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together” (The Beatles, “I am the Walrus”)

mbkcstory_qhd5fptf_u5nmze66Most people know me for being the *second* coolest Muddy in Toledo

The best time I ever had in Toledo was hosting three years of the Peace Love and Harmony Concert at Fleetwood’s Tap Room with my wonderful husband. Watching it grow has been amazing!

If I could change one thing about Toledo, it would be to have more ideal parking for Toledo musicians!

If I knew I could get away with it, I would eat Executive Diner’s Eggs Benedict all day, every day

The best view in Toledo is at The Docks at sunset!

When I’m craving grape leaves, I go to The Beirut!grape-leaves

The Toledoan I most admire is the magic man, Chris Shutters

The reason that I am most proud of myself right now is my ability to be a student, instructor, tutor, musician, wife, friend, daughter, sister, homeowner, and dog mom — while being present for each of those things.

What makes me feel truly alive is writing a new song that feels like it *needed* to exist, but arrives almost out of nowhere.

3 negative words to describe Toledo — Dramatic, Small, Predictable

3 positive words to describe Toledo — Flourishing, Supportive, Innovative

Which of those words describes me — Flourishing

When I was in high school, I probably would’ve been described as “the mom.”

If I could have a drink with anyone, it would be Paul McCartney, and we’d drink champagne because I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with an alien.

What I’m listening to — Courtney Barnett, St Vincent, and Lady Gaga on a continuous loop

On a typical day, I wear a turtleneck, a comfy coat, bootcut jeans, Nike’s, and hoop earrings

My style icon is a toss-up between Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Alison Mosshart

Ryan Krystofer Mangold


Years lived in Toledo: I have never lived within Toledo city limits, but I’ve lived in Swanton and Whitehouse most of my life.

Occupation: Aircraft Component Maintenance Technician at Turbine Standard. Also, a musician!

Story, in one sentence: I was born, started playing music, and my life was never the same again.

Most people know me for formerly playing drums for Didn’t Mention Your Name, Mujaw Creek, The Highlevel Hooligans, and Tink and the Tanks. Currently playing drums for River Bottom Mud Junkies and The Shakin’ Shivers. Also wearing a green tutu while playing with Tink and the Tanks at the OWE Festival parade.

I wish more people knew me for appearing in Society’s Ugly Son’s music videos.

The best time I ever had in Toledo: Ending up wearing nothing but a Mrs. Claus apron on stage with Tink and the Tanks at Ottawa Tavern.

When I’m craving Mexican food, I go to San Marcos on Broadway.

The artists and musicians I love: There’s literally too many to list. I love all of you. Every single one.


The Toledoan I most admire: Art Tatum

The reason I’m most proud of myself right now: I’ve made a wonderful almost two-year-old daughter and have played with some of the most talented musicians I know in our lovely city.

What makes me truly feel alive: Being on stage, in the heat of the moment, with one of my besties, Muddy Shutters!



When I was in High School, I probably would have been described as the band nerd who was always smoking a cigarette on school grounds

If I met the 16-year-old me, he would be surprised with where I have ended up.

My favorite local people to follow on social media are Guy in the 419, Chris Shutters & Steve Kennedy (mainly for the comedy)

What I’m listening to: Lately a lot of the Claypool Lennon Delirium, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and The Raconteurs.

On a typical day, I wear: Jeans and a band tee

The fashion risk I wish I took sooner: Being fit

My favorite place in Toledo is my old practice spot in a warehouse under the Highlevel Bridge.