It all started at a small house show in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2015. Chris "Donk" Drerenberger noticed his childhood friend, Sean Stanton, subbing in on the drums for the performing band. Another childhood friend of the two, Tanner Carlton, caught word of this encounter and the three eventually connected. By the end of that year, The Bottle Shop was formed. When they began practicing, it was in the offices of Tanner’s then-job at a small magazine. Months later in May of 2016, the appropriately-named EP Front of a Magazine was released.
Each of the members have colorful musical backgrounds and have worked on a variety of musical endeavors, from playing in bands to developing solo projects. They were able to draw from their past experiences and musical influences (The Beatles, Modest Mouse, Foo Fighters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tame Impala, Thundercat, among others) to mold their signature sound, which they have branded Americana, encompassing a mix of folk, jazz, and rock.
In between playing shows throughout Virginia, the trio has been focusing on writing, recording, and producing their newest album, Spring Shack, which is set for release in July 2018.