Announcing this week the impending release of a new LP, Can't Wake Up,
and an upcoming tour, folk-Americana artist Shakey Graves
gets us psyched for what will surely be some beautiful, fresh tracks. Alejandro Rose-Garcia is known for a diversity of rich, folkloric sounds ranging from the twangy six-string guitar to the more synthesized beats of pop music, and his musical diversity and willingness to take risks has paid off hugely. After winning the Best Emerging Artist award at the 2015 Americana Music Awards, Rose-Garcia has clearly been turning heads with his variety of tunes. Just this past summer he released The Donor Blues
EP, an amalgam, lo-fi set of demos that nevertheless created a buzz among fans.
This coming LP is a bit of a departure from some of his previous, Rose-Garcia notes. Intended to describe life lessons he has learned over time and experiences he'd like to share, the artist comments that "this record is the most I've ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it," he says. "It's a dense album; there's a lot of information going on." In addition to exploring more of the musical landscape, Shakey Graves will be going on tour from May to August across the U.S., including a show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, a big step for a once-emerging artist. Set to drop on May 4th, we can't wait to see what kinds of new tracks this album will bring in the spring.