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FRI. MAY 26TH @ 8:00PM

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SAT. MAY 27TH @ 8:00PM

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SUN. MAY 28TH @ 8:00PM

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TUES. MAY 30TH @ 8:00PM

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WED. MAY 31ST @ 7:00PM
EARLY SHOW - MUSIC AT 8:00PM SHARP!

A roots rock juggernaut from Nashville, Tennessee, the Legendary Shack Shakers are a hot-rodded combo combining blues, rockabilly, country, and rock & roll into one manic assemblage boasting all the gloriously explosive instability of an M-80. Led by firebrand frontman on lead vocals and harmonica, the band has an irreverent streak in their lyrics and high-spirited attack, but they play with skill, commitment, and a genuine love of the music they're bending to their approach. The Legendary Shack Shakers first made a noise in the alt-country underground with 2002's Cockadoodledon't, they embraced a more atmospheric sound on 2007's Swampblood, an eclectic feel dominated 2015's The Southern Surreal, and 2021's Cockadoodledeux celebrated their 25th anniversary with a set bringing together plenty of guest stars and former band members.

Originally comprised of on lead vocals and harmonica, on guitar, Mark "The Duke" Robertson on upright bass, and Pauly Simmonz behind the drums, the Legendary Shack Shakers were all members of various renegade country acts playing in Nashville's notorious "Lower Broadway" district, and and spent time playing on the road as part of 's band.

Assuming the Shack Shakers moniker in 2001, the band quickly developed a potent reputation for its raucous live show, in which the manic tempo of the music was matched by ' over the top stage performance, which earned him a citation as Nashville's Best Frontman in the Music City entertainment magazine Scene. After extensive touring with and , the Legendary Shack Shakers self-released their first CD, Cockadoodledon't, in early 2003; shortly afterward, the band signed with Chicago-based "insurgent country" label , which reissued Cockadoodledon't in the spring of that same year.

In 2003, left the Shack Shakers to play with full-time, and the heavily tattooed David Lee took over on guitar; the new lineup of the band moved from to for the release of the (somewhat) more polished sophomore album, 2004's Believe. In 2005, Simmonz left the band and was replaced by Brett Whitacre. Their third record, Pandelerium, arrived in January 2006. The live Lower Broad Lo-Fi was released in 2007, followed later that same year by Swampblood. Agri-dustrial appeared in 2010, which featured guitarist Duane Denison, formerly of and 's road band.

After a five-year layoff, the Legendary Shack Shakers returned in 2015 with a lineup featuring on vocals, blues harp, and banjo, Robertson on bass, on guitar, and Brett Whitacre on drums. The band signed a deal with , which released the album The Southern Surreal in time for the Shack Shakers' 20th anniversary. In 2017, the Shack Shakers released the album After You've Gone, a song cycle inspired by ' divorce. The disc also introduced a new edition of the band, with and joined by a new rhythm section, bassist Fuller Condon and drummer Preston Corn. ( also stepped out on his own with his first solo album, 2017's Fire Dream.)

In 2019, the Shack Shakers appeared on the PBS television series Sun Studio Sessions, and their live-in-the-studio set at the legendary Memphis recording facility was issued on the LP Live from Sun Studio. As the group celebrated their silver anniversary, and his bandmates -- which now included Gary Siperko on guitars, who replaced -- took a look back at their past with 2021's Cockadoodledeux, a set dominated by classic country & western influences. The LP featured guest spots from seven former members of the band as well as a variety of other accompanists, including former leader , who contributed guest vocals on "Rawhide" (and whose label, , released the record). When not busy with his musical career, is also known as a visual artist, publishing comic books and creating elaborate "carnival art" murals on discarded roll-up projection screens. In 2017, he published his first novel, The Vine That Ate the South, and created a book of illustrations to accompany ' 2017 release, Boy in a Well.

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