J.D. Wilkes with the Legendary Shack Shakers Unplugged at Exit/In on Wednesday, July 25th. Special Guests The Pine Hill Haints & Ladies Gun Club.
On Sale Friday, April 20th at 10am CST
Doors at 7, Show at 8
$20 — $25
THIS EVENT IS 18+
J.D. Wilkes — American musician, visual artist, author, filmmaker, southern surrealist, and founder of the Legendary Shack Shakers, a Southern Gothic rock and blues band — returns to the Exit/In with his new album «Fire Dream»! It’s the Legendary Shack Shakers UNPLUGGED!
The Legendary Shack Shakers’ roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic and swampy «hillbilly blues» that is all-at-once irreveren...t, 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 believers.
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.
Absolutely no refunds — no exceptions.
Lineups and times are subject to change.
Valid Gov't issued photo ID required.
Tickets available at the door.
2208 Elliston Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Tickets for all shows at Exit/In will be available online at exitin.com or by phone at 877.4.FLY.TIX. Or purchase tickets in person at the Marathon Music Works Box Office (Fridays 10am-4pm).