Shakey Graves


Shakey Graves is set to make his long-time fans happy by releasing two very difficult to find EPs. Nobody’s Fool & The Donor Blues will be released on vinyl and digitally on June 30th under the title of Shakey Graves And The Horse He Rode In On.

Shakey is also working on some new tunes for the follow up to the excellent And The War Came. So, in conclusion; it’s a good time to be a Shakey Graves fan. Below is a very cool version of the title track of Nobody’s Fool shot live in cemetery in Oakland.

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Shakey Graves is loved by HearYa cult member, SafariMan like no other. When he lived in Austin, SafariMan stalked Shakey around the greater Austin metro area seeing him every venue imaginable.

Shakey Graves shook off SafariMan long enough to record a follow-up to the excellent Roll The Bones. It is called And The War Came Out and will be out on 10/7 via the fine folks at Dualtone Records. The first track is called Dearly Departed. Shakey is joined by Esme Patterson who is a tremendous talent in her own regard. IF anything, it reminds me of Shovels & Rope. Below, is the studio version and an acoustic version recorded during SXSW.

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I actually found out about Shakey Graves and Wild Child at the same time. It was a week before SXSW and I was in Austin for business. I had a big night the night before and I was hungover on the pot at the Omni. There beside me was a magazine spotlighting SXSW. In that magazine were two local acts that really stuck out – Shakey Graves & Wild Child. I was lucky enough to catch both acts during SXSW. Now you’ll be lucky enough to catch them together as they are heading on tour together.

Shakey Graves is Alejandro Rose-Garcia; an Austin troubadour. He plays as a mon show with a kick drum to keep the beat. In the overcrowded arena of folk music, you must be a real special talent to stand out. Shakey plays a blouesy folk that makes you stand up and take notice. When I asked friend of HearYa, SafariMan about him – he enthusiastically responded that he had seen him multiple times and was infatuated. After spinning his album, Roll The Bones, countless times and seeing him Austin, I can see why.

Wild Child began with Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins writing love songs on a ukelele while on tour. They have subsequently fleshed out the band into a six piece and they write infectious folk-pop tunes. Their 2011 album Pillow Talk is a real treat. I had the pleasure of catching them at my favorite SXSW venue, Homeslice Pizza.

Check them out on the dates below.

6/12 – Ft. Worth, TX @ The Live Oak
6/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Door
6/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
6/15 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
6/16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
6/19 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
6/20 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
6/21 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
6/23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge