Legendary Shack Shakers' Southern Surreal to hit NL very soon..26-04-2016
The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.
On the Legendary Shack Shakers’ latest album “The Southern Surreal”, the group’s first in five years, he further dives into the abyss. The record, released via Jello Biafra‘s label Alternative Tentacles Records, is a collection of country, blues and rockabilly, all of it held together by bits of eerie, atmospheric sounds Wilkes recorded himself like a modern-day Lomax brother.
The result is an Americana gothic concept album, full of shadowy glimpses into a counterculture South, where Mothman sightings are common and legends run wild. Promoting this album the band will be in NL over the next weeks:
28-04-2016: Heerlen (NL) @ De Nieuwe Nor
29-04-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Effenaar w/ Heavy Trash
30-04-2016: Hengelo (NL) @ Heartland Festival
07-05-2016: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat w/ Dan Sartain
08-05-2016: Vlieland (NL) @ Here Comes The Summer