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JD Wilkes and The Legendary Shack Shakers Unplugged

The Pine Hill Haints

Genre : Americana / Blues / Rock

July 30

7pm Doors //

8pm Show


Advance Price: $ / Day Of: $

The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a
name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic and swampy
“hillbilly blues” that is all-at-once irreverent, lyrical, 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 swamp blues, rock n’ roll and hillbilly music
have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true

Between intermittent hiatuses to work on other projects (including JD’s
sideshow banner-style artwork for acts like The Squirrel Nut Zippers and
Marty Stuart…plus his two published books The Vine That Ate the South and
Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky), the band is constantly
re-mobilizing, much to the excitement of many a Shack Shakers fanatic.
Despite Wilkes’ extracurricular projects, the band’s reputation for intense
entertainment 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”, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD
“the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early
2012, guitarist Rod Hamdallah provides the garage-y blues stylings to their
last two releases, while the rhythm section is rounded out by Preston Corn
on drums and Fuller Condon thumping the upright bass.

Although not necessarily “legendary” upon being named, the band has grown
into its reputation the last several years due to their heavy tour
schedule, seven critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs that have
been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood and Swamp
Loggers. Past tour mates and fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The
Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is
also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for
him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band’s third album Believe
as one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes
on to include horror novelist Stephen King, who listed “CB Song” as among
his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008 Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth
of devoted, cult like fans over the years has only added to the mystique
that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road
toward new creative pursuits and riotous tunes.








The Pine Hill Haints perform music they consider to be “dead” in the modern
world, hence their self-proclaimed “Ghost Music.” Some examples of the
genres they perform include (but are not limited to) gospel, rockabilly,
rock and roll, Celtic music, blues music, and bluegrass. While their
catalog of songs comprises mainly original material, the band has also been
known to cover traditional gospel (Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies, Where
The Roses Never Fade), cowboy (I Ride An Old Paint, Back In The Saddle
Again), and folk (Goodnight Irene, Oh! Suzanna/Camptown Races) songs.


All sales are final. All performances are 21+ unless noted on the event page.

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