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Shakey Graves
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Shakey Graves

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(CelebrityAccess) – Back in December 2017, Shakey Graves proclaimed on his Twitter page, “Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders.” The tweet was tongue-in-cheek, but Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the Austin native who’s been plying his trade as Shakey Graves since 2007, was making a dead-serious point about his latest album, Can’t Wake Up, due out May 4th on Dualtone records. In evolution from his 2014 release And The War Came, and receiving the award for Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards, this new album harnesses a revelatory sound that ascends to new genres for the artist.

This ambitious, audacious work heralds an artistic metamorphosis for the 30-year-old veteran, whose risk-taking in painting outside the lines has been rewarded tenfold. “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.”

The figurative term “musical journey” is overused these days, but Can’t Wake Up is largely the result of a series of literal musical pilgrimages that took Rose-Garcia and his collaborators—drummer Christopher Boosahda, guitarist Patrick O’Connor, bass player Jonathan Shaw and honorary bandmember Rayland Baxter—to several far-flung locales. “We went to Levon Helm’s barn/studio in Woodstock, Kevin Costner’s ranch on the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen, the Belmont Hotel in Dallas, and one final trip to Echolab Studios in Denton. In each of these expeditions, we would ship our gear in, live on-site for 10 days and let the backdrop and local characters really bleed into the experience. The patchwork quilt of it all really feels like the last few years of my life leading up to the birth of this record. This was a new process for me, and a game-changing one.”

Thirteen new songs venture through reflections and life lessons learned from personal experiences dating as far back as high school. “The beautiful lesson of all this is having to trust yourself, to be willing to start something that you don’t know the outcome of,” he reflects. “Or to lean toward something just because it feels right, even though it may not be what you originally put down on paper. Those are the kind of stories in this record. They’re not so much about specific people, or even myself per se. They’re different shades of every person’s life.”

In addition to the album, Shakey Graves will be heading out on tour in May, stopping in Boston, D.C., Brooklyn, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, and Boise, among others. The tour climaxes with a headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison (Denver, CO).

Contacts & Information
Shakey Graves

US Agency
Paradigm Talent Agency – Nashville

222 Second Avenue South, Suite 1600
Nashville, TN 37201 United States
Phone: 615-251-4400
Fax: 615-250-3146

Responsible Agent: Keith Levy

Canadian Agency

Paquin Artists Agency – Winnipeg
468 Stradbrook Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0J9 Canada
Phone: 204-988-1120
Fax: 204-988-1135

Responsible Agent: Todd Jordan

Responsible Agent: Stu Anderson

Responsible Agent: Steve Butler

UK & European Agency

ATC Live
166-168 Camden Street
London, NW1 9PT United Kingdom
Phone: 44-20-7580-7773
Fax: 44-20-7580-7776

Responsible Agent:Colin Keenan

North American Management

Back Forty Management

Denver, CO United States

Responsible Manager: Bodie Johnson

North American Co-Publicity
T. Cannon Media
2603 Oaklawn Avenue
Austin, TX 78722 United States

Responsible Publicist: Tyler Scott Cannon

Big Hassle Media
44 Wall Street 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005 United States
Phone: 212-619-1360
Fax: 212-619-1669

Responsible Publicist: Jim Merlis

UK & European Publicity
Big Mouth Publicity

Unit LF2.1 The Leather Market
11/13 Weston Street
London, SE1 3ER United Kingdom
Phone: 44-203-18-946-06

Responsible Publicist: Jakub Blackman

Worldwide Record Label
Dualtone Music Group

203 North 11th Street, Suite B
Nashville, TN 37206 United States
Phone: 615-320-0620
Fax: 615-320-0692

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