If you have yet to tune into the killer Blues-Folk coming out of Austin based Shakey Graves’ corner, you are truly missing out on a sonic goldmine. Shakey released his LP “And The War Came” in 2014 and has been on a steep incline to folky stardom ever since. This summer alone Shakey Graves is set to perform at elite festivals such as Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and Newport Folk. With his single “Dearly Departed” featuring Esmé Patterson seeing massive radio play, Shakey Graves is ascending to a level of folk fame similar to that of Hozier and Mumford and Sons.
Not only is Shakey a surreal song writer, he is also one of music’s most energetic performers. After witnessing his legendary Bonnaroo performance in mid-June, I am counting down the days until his return to Colorado. You can catch Shakey Graves three times in the coming months. He will hit Red Rocks on August 29th with Trampled By Turtles and the Ogden Theatre in Denver on October 23rd and 24th. Be sure not to miss him!
By Ari Kononov