Shakey Graves – The 2014 Tour
Up-and-coming Texas folk country artist Shakey Graves is back on the road again,
bringing his heartwarming and soul-stirring repertoire straight to a venue near you, including: Telluride, Boulder, and Colorado
Springs, CO; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, CA; Atlanta, GA; Louisville, KY; Asheville
and Charlotte, NC; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; Cambridge, MA; Portland, ME; Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Seattle,
WA; Vancouver, BC; Calgary and Edmonton, AB; Saskatoon, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Milwaukee and Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Des
Moines, IA; and Omaha, NE. Shakey Graves' concert schedule is always changing and adding new shows by the day. Don't see a
venue near you? Keep up to date on all of Shakey Graves' latest tour dates right here on StubHub.com.
is always on the move, bringing his extensive catalog of hit songs to iconic venues all across North America. Don't miss him
when he's playing the last of his festival season shows at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, or when he's playing the
coolest clubs like New York's Beacon Theatre or Nashville's Mercy Lounge. Whether he's playing to sun-drenched festival-goers
or stomping crowds, Shakey Graves is the quintessential American heartland performer and is someone you definitely don't want
to miss. Get your tickets today!
About Shakey Graves
Alejandro Skylar Rose-Garcia, better known as his
post-folk performing character Shakey Graves, hails from Austin, Texas. His parents were both artistically inclined –
his father worked at the Paramount Theatre as a manager and his mother was a writer, director, and actress. Thoroughly at
home in a creative milieu, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his artistic side.
In 2009 he would be deeply
inspired after catching a show of Bob Log III in Los Angeles. He learned from this one-man legend how to catch the audience's
attention by suddenly changing things in his performance. From Bob Log III, Rose-Garcia learned how to intuitively change
variables like tempo to keep the audience hooked. For two years he honed what he had learned from Bob Log III, mixing in his
acting talents as well.
Like all of us, Rose-Garcia learned most from his failures. His first appearance at an open-mic
night in New York, he recalls being the thirty-fifth player on the stage. He opted to perform one of his most complex songs.
Somewhat of a stranger to regular music practice, his guitar was out of tune, he fumbled with his capo, and his voice alternated
between a yell and an inaudible whisper. After that harrowing experience, Rose-Garcia dedicated himself to practicing, and
it paid off in spades.
When he began touring in Austin in earnest in 2010, his hard work had paid off and he quickly
gained a large fan base. He earned a regular Wednesday night gig at one of Austin's premier acoustic venues, The Parish. The
intimate space allowed him to make a truly deep connection with his fans.
In 2011 he would produce and release his debut
album Roll the Bones all by himself and launched it on Bandcamp. The album got him the recognition needed to make it into
the South By Southwest music festival.
He would get a record deal with Dualtone Records, home of Robert Earl Keen and
the Lumineers. His album entitled And the War Came is due for release on October 7, 2014. The album will feature Shakey Graves'
fellow musician and pal Esme Patterson.
His 2011 album Roll the Bones earned him praise
right away. It was terse and creative and the critics loved it. His old-world, deep South sound is characterized by crazy
finger-picking and a makeshift drum kits in a suit case. He balances level-headed love lyrics with aching, demented guitar
work. This album draws unabashedly on his life, literature, and folklore to create an opus that appeals to folk fans of all
Alejandro Rose-Garcia is concurrently developing his career as a budding actor. He
has acted in films such as Shorts, Midnight Bayou, Material Girls, and Spy Kids 3D: Game Over. He also is known for his recurring
character on Friday Night Lights, which is filmed in his hometown of Austin. At the moment he is currently filming for the
movie Flynn, which is about Sean Flynn, a war photographer who in 1970 went missing in Cambodia.
The Shakey Graves
Not content with just any old country folk music show? Look no farther, because Shakey Graves produces
one of the best shows in country music today. With his unique sensibilities, carefully crafted musical intuition, and ready
energy of a musical star on the rise, Shakey Graves delivers his extensive catalog of hits with gusto and deft precision.
His fresh take and deconstruction of folk music give his performances an authentic feel that only a true Southerner can deliver.
Don't miss this opportunity to see Shakey Graves on the cusp of wild success.