The Legendary Shack Shakers, Rod Hamdallah, The Compartmentalizationalists
Thursday November 4, 2021 08:00 PM EDT
CL's Hal Horowitz: These Southern, rockabilly, frazzled blues revivalists are led by the irrepressible J.D. Wilkes, who is as proficient on harmonica as he is on banjo. No one really knows or cares who is in his current Shack Shakers. You don’t watch anyone else once this wild man takes the stage. The band’s fans range from Stephen King to Robert Plant. Anyone who sees them tear it up live will understand why.
From the venue:The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, 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 the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.