Shakey Graves is an Americana musician from Austin, Texas whose music combines blues, folk, and rock and roll. Rose-Garcia received his stage name at Old Settler’s Music Festival in 2007 after he and his friends jokingly gave each other Indian guide names over a campfire. The self-described “gentleman from Texas” admits his musical moniker is a character he’s built, an image he’s projected out into the world. And his musical endeavors under the alias are, or at least should be, just as malleable as the image itself. He made a name for himself as a one-man show, playing the guitar while simultaneously using his heels to play a kick drum embedded in an old suitcase. Though Shakey Graves has evolved since his days as Austin’s resident “hobo-folk” one-man act, fans will recognize Rose-Garcia’s masterful guitar work and mesmerizing vocals. He’s been called “unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good” by NPR
McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette St, Eugene. Friday, December 7, 8:00 pm. Ticket are $25.00 and available at TicketWest.com. All ages.
Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., Portland. Tuesday, December 11, 8:00 pm. $28.00 advance at RoselndPDX.com, $30.00 at the door. All ages.