J.D. Wilkes with The Legendary Shack Shakers swirl through The Netherlands this week24-04-2018
A sense of place has long permeated the music of J.D. Wilkes with Legendary Shack Shakers. He’s a native of Paducah, Kentucky, a city located at the confluence of various rivers and cultures - an area where musical variety is in the air and in the blood memory of its people.
Wilkes’ solo debut, Fire Dream, represents the apotheoses of that vision: a hillbilly-gypsy epic, it’s an album of art damaged cabaret music, leavened by Latin rhythms and high lonesome hollers. Call it boho bluegrass — maybe what Tom Waits would sound like if he were a Kentucky Colonel (a title that Wilkes happens to hold). The album is out on Big Legal Mess through Fat Possum.
Also under the moniker Legendary Shack Shakers a new album has seen the light. After You've Gone through Last Chance Records is a raw, well-produced album filled with honky-tonk blues tunes, jazz shimmer and alt-rock resonance.
With these two album they'll be swirling through The Netherlands this week:
25-APR: Arnhem (NL) @ Luxor Live
26-APR: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Asteriks
27-APR: Breda (NL) @ Mezz
28-APR: Groningen (NL) @ R&B Night