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I actually found out about Shakey Graves and Wild Child at the same time. It was a week before SXSW and I was in Austin for business. I had a big night the night before and I was hungover on the pot at the Omni. There beside me was a magazine spotlighting SXSW. In that magazine were two local acts that really stuck out – Shakey Graves & Wild Child. I was lucky enough to catch both acts during SXSW. Now you’ll be lucky enough to catch them together as they are heading on tour together.
Shakey Graves is Alejandro Rose-Garcia; an Austin troubadour. He plays as a mon show with a kick drum to keep the beat. In the overcrowded arena of folk music, you must be a real special talent to stand out. Shakey plays a blouesy folk that makes you stand up and take notice. When I asked friend of HearYa, SafariMan about him – he enthusiastically responded that he had seen him multiple times and was infatuated. After spinning his album, Roll The Bones, countless times and seeing him Austin, I can see why.
Wild Child began with Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins writing love songs on a ukelele while on tour. They have subsequently fleshed out the band into a six piece and they write infectious folk-pop tunes. Their 2011 album Pillow Talk is a real treat. I had the pleasure of catching them at my favorite SXSW venue, Homeslice Pizza.
Check them out on the dates below.
“OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS” TOUR DATES:
6/12 – Ft. Worth, TX @ The Live Oak
6/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Door
6/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
6/15 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
6/16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
6/19 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
6/20 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
6/21 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
6/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
6/23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge