Billing himself only as “A Gentleman From Texas,” Shakey Graves’ monumental rise into the spotlight has always been shrouded in mystery.
The on-stage persona of Austin native Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves began as a private creative outlet. His folky, esoteric bedroom recordings quickly developed a cult following, and he soon began performing live as a one-man band, with a knack for storytelling and an enigmatic stage presence that immediately draws listeners into his strange narrative world.
With the release of his recent album “And The War Came” on Dualtone Records, Shakey Graves has become something much bigger. Now joined on stage by a backing band, Shakey Graves is selling out major venues around the country, has appeared on Conan, Letterman, Seth Myers and Austin City Limits, and recently won the Americana Music Association’s “Emerging Artist of the Year” award.
Press for Shakey Graves:
“Unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.” – NPR Music
“Boundary-pushing…electrifying.” – LA Times
“[And the War Came] jumps between mournful, largely solo ballads and heavier and more aggressive multi-instrument fare.” – New York Times
“One of the year’s most astonishing records.” – Garden & Gun
“A rising folk hero.” – Esquire
“He takes over the stage…performing is in his blood.” – NPR World Café
“A gnarly composite of blues and folk.” – Paste “Best of What’s Next”
“Fierce…rolling tempos that ride the rails of a speeding and slowing four on the floor.” – Noisey
“Graceful, intimate and dark…beautifully aching harmonies.” – Relix