? Doors @ 6:00 PM/ Show @ 7:00 PM
? Advanced General Admission Tickets: $15 plus ticketing fee/ Day of Show: $20 plus ticketing fee
Celebrate Earth Day with the Shook Twins and Dust Bowl Revival!
?I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.? ? Neil Gaiman, New York Times ? Best-Selling Author
Magic revolves around the number two. Opposite halves define our existence. There?s dark and light, black and white, night and day, yin-and-yang, and so on and so forth.
On their 2017 EP 2, critically acclaimed Idaho-born and Portland-based indie outfit Shook Twins draw on the inherent power of the group?s namesake duo?identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals]. In early 2017, the pair holed up alone in a room with just two voices and two instruments and cut the seven-song collection live to tape, serving up bare bones renditions of fan favorites, covers, and one new tune entitled ?Safe.?
The group emerged in 2008 with their independent debut You Can Have The Rest followed by Window and 2014?s What We Do?which garnered acclaim from USA Today and more. Organically stirring up a buzz, they engendered fandom in fellow creators such as Langhorne Slim, The Lumineers, and Mason Jennings. Along the way, the full band, including Niko Slice [electric guitar, mandolin, vocals], Barra Brown [drums, vocals, drum pad], and Josh Simon [bass, vocals, electric guitar, synth], has shared bills with everyone from Ryan Adams to The Indigo Girls. Moreover, they graced the stages of High Sierra, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Floydfest, Summer Camp Music Festival, Oregon County Fair, Fayetteville Roots Festival, Northwest String Summit and many more in addition to performing at Red Rocks alongside Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco. Their artful amalgam of folk heart, indie spirit, and alternative energy has effectively captivated fans internationally.
Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece ?would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter? (Los Angeles Times) and their ?upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear? (L.A. Weekly). Rob Sheffield, in Rolling Stone, hailed them as a great band ?whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.
Their new eponymous album, however, finds the Los Angeles-based ensemble evolving and refining its music. Their always-joyous sound now reveals a more soulful, funky side that exudes deeper emotions and taps a more modern vibe.
"This nine-piece mini-orchestra?s devotion to the roots of American jazz and folk is as impassioned and meticulous as it is razor sharp, vibrant and gloriously jubilant.? -SACRAMENTO BEE
Stargazers Theatre and Event Center
The Dustbowl Revival