Every Wednesday for the next six weeks, we'll be bringing you behind the lenses of The Good Music Club
, an Austin, Texas-based showcase of brilliant performers who embody the city's vibrant music culture.
The first edition of Good Music Wednesdays brings us local Austin gentleman Alejandro Rose-Garcia, known formally on stage as the impassioned blues musician Shakey Graves
. The Club hails this artist as the "best damn one man show in Austin," but after watching this performance, we'd be willing to gamble his talents extend further than the boundaries of his hometown. His unique live set features himself, armed with a beautiful, old hollow-body, picking away like a fervent busker, as he pounds his heels on his homemade, suitcase double kick drum at his back. With a growl like Cobain and a slow-burning cigarette perched at the head of his guitar like Richards, Shakey Graves is a one-of-a-kind artist, and one we're overtly thrilled to be sharing with you.
Shakey Graves is being hailed as the best damn one man show in Austin. His set involves a hand made suitcase kick drum and feverish finger picking which follows in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Leo Kottke and Michael Hurley Recently, Shakey Graves was named one of the 12 artists of 2012 by KUT 90.5 and has been bestowed with the distinct honor of having FEBRUARY 9TH proclaimed "SHAKEY GRAVES DAY" by the City of Austin.