Legendary Shack Shakers Head to Brooklyn's Knitting Factory, 9/11
After a near two-year hiatus, Legendary Shack Shakers are back on the road, coming to Knitting Factory Brooklyn in Brookyn, NY on September 11th! 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 JD 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.
Despite the group's time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes "the best frontman in Nashville" in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD "the last great Rock and Roll frontman."
Muddy Roots marks the start of the Shack Shakers' Fall 2014 Tour, which will take them to clubs across the Midwest and Northeast, USA through the month of September. For more information, visit www.legendaryshackshakers.com.
Sept. 3 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
Sept. 4 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Sept. 5 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
Sept. 6 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
Sept. 7 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge
Sept. 9 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Sept. 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
Sept. 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Sept. 12 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Club
Sept. 13 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Sept. 14 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Sept. 15 - Washington, DC - Black Cat