Legendary Shack Shakers

Legendary Shack Shakers

Hillbilly Casino

$20.00 - $22.00
All Ages
Legendary Shack Shakers with special guest Hillbilly Casino

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.

After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn

Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to

the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the group’s time off, their reputation for

intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David

Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”

in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock

and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod

Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project ‘JD Wilkes and the Dirt

Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers’ lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett

Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.

Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last

several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs

that have been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood. Past tour mates and

fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and

Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the

band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as

one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror

novelist Stephen King, who listed “CB Song” as among his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008

Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth of devoted fans over the years has only added to

the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward

new creative pursuits and barn-shaking tunes.

Venue Information:
Mesa Theater
538 Main ST

Grand Junction, CO, 81501