When Shakey Graves steps onto the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage Sunday, Oct. 2, 7 pm, you’ll hear a little bit of everything from the cool, charismatic musician who’s known for a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock.
Since his beginnings as a one-man band of epic sonic proportions, Shakey Graves – the stage moniker for the Austin, Texas-based musician Alejandro Rose Garcia – has climbed to national visibility during the past decade. The sound emitted from his hollow-body guitar, mildly distorted amp and suitcase drum belied his lean frame. He fingerpicked while keeping time with a double-pedal kick drum and hitting a snare fitted into his suitcase drum and a tambourine attached to its side.
NPR called Shakey Graves’ music “twangy, blues-rooted Americana that charms your socks off – the kind fit for dancing barefoot on a back porch in the Southern heat.”
Opening the show will be Babe Club, a Charleston, South Carolina–based alt-rock group that Our Culture Mag says “brings together uproarious guitars, anthemic hooks and lush synths that fit into the wider trend of ’90s revivalism while delivering tunes that are both memorable and dynamic.”
The Peninsula Pulse is among the proud major sponsors of Shakey Graves’ Oct. 2 performance – now with a five-piece band – along with the Dörr Hotel and supporting sponsors the Blacksmith Inn and Wisconsin Public Radio. Advance ticket purchases ($39.50/$49.50/$59.50) are recommended. Learn more and purchase tickets at dcauditorium.org/dca-event/shakey-graves or at the DCA box office, 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek.