By Neil Williams
Yes, THEY ARE BACK. This is the most exciting live band you will ever see! We had the Legendary Shack Shakers in Saddleworth about three years back. You might have heard one of their tracks on the vampire/horror series True Blood, also on the soundtrack album.
Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, rock, country, western and carnival music have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.
Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its own shoes over the last several years due to a grueling tour schedule spanning the globe. The band has toured with Robert Plant, Rancid, The Black Keys, Southern Culture in the Skids, and Hank Williams III, among others. Time Out New York Magazine said The Legendary Shack Shakers were “Among Top Ten Live NYC acts of the year”. Jello Biafra of Alternative Tentacles and The Dead Kennedys called J.D. Wilkes “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.”News Of The World called them “The maddest, baddest, most outrageous band in America.. a rockabilly version of the Sex Pistols.” TheNashville Scene voted Wilkes the Best Frontman in Nashville. This is what some of the critics have said about the band( but you’ve really got to see them for yourselves) :
Critical acclaim for LSS: “Dynamite group. What a great soundtrack…! (One) I actually play when I’m working, pretending to work, or just goofing around.” –author Stephen King (about the album Cockadoodledon’t)
“It’s f***ing great!” -Robert Plant on LSS
“Col. J.D. Wilkes lets loose on the (harmonica) like an Old Western mob on a prisoner. Come for a sh*t-kickin’ good time.” -Pitchfork
“(Wilkes writes) mind-blowing lyrics rife with Biblical references and ruminations of life, death, sin and redemption.” –Billboard
(Wilkes) is the closest thing there is to the Ambassador of Genuine Traditional Southern Culture.” -Alarm Magazine
The Legendary Shack Shakers from USA with support from Rockability
Friezland Hall, Greenfield OL3 7LE
Friday 24TH OCTOBER, doors 7.30, show 8pm
Tickets £12.50 advance, £15 door( You can reserve tickets by texting Neil on 07707090108)
Tickets available from : Uppermill and Greenfield Post Offices, Mossley Chippy ( opposite the station), wegottickets.com, yorkshire gig guide ticket store.
To find out more about The Legendary Shack Shakers, check out their website http://www.legendaryshackshakers.com/
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