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Legendary Shack Shakers – 15th November 2015

01/11/2015

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Bandicoot Promotions presents on Sunday 15th Nov 2015 at the Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Co.Cork the Legendary Shack Shakers. This is an afternoon show (5pm) and admission is free.

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 J.D. 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 J.D. Wilkes’s book “Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky”, the band re-mobilized 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.

Former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called J.D. Wilkes “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 ‘J.D. 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 one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror novelist Stephen King. The new album “Southern Surreal” is the Legendary Shack Shakers first release in five years, which lands on the bands 20th anniversary, and is released on Alternative Tentacles Records. The new album also features guest appearances by actor/musician and long time Shack Shakers fan, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison.

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