Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, but there will be a special pre-sale available only through Record Exchange starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5! Purchase tickets below or in person at the store starting on the 5th!
Friday, May 29
El Korah Shrine
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm
$15 in Advance, $18 at Door
ABOUT SHAKEY GRAVES
The fast-rising guitarist and singer Shakey Graves is riding a wave of success from his latest record, And The War Came (Dualtone Records), which he described as less “Mr. Folk, hobo mountain” and more “cyborg Shakey Graves.” The former actor established himself as a major musical force with his 2011 debut record, Roll the Bones, a raw, raucous record that he recorded at home and self-released through Bandcamp.
For the new record and subsequent tour, Shakey Graves, a.k.a. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, added a drummer to his one-man act — he often plays an old Samsonite suitcase as a kick drum. His current tour has taken him to Bonnaroo, Pickathon and the Newport Folk Festival, where he performed alongside Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples. Additionally, he wrote three songs for the new record with solo artist and Paper Bird singer Esme Patterson.
“The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off and run screaming into the woods. This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness…”
— Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves
“His singing is often characterized as ghostly, haunting. Ethereal. Equal parts agony and ecstasy, it’s raw, elemental; both lonesome-cowboy moan and possessed wolf-howl. A little Chris Whitley, a little Chris Isaak, with Jeff Buckley’s choir-boy pureness occasionally channeled for good measure, along with the hollerin’-hootenanny vibe of a wild back porch stomp.”
— Lynne Margolis, American Songwriter, Nov. 2014