Austin’s most famous one-man-band, Shakey Graves, takes his show on the road with the official release of And the War Came, only the second album of his short but vertically-oriented musical career. The album, out today on Six Shooter Records in Canada, bursts out of the gates bolstered by national radio play, a strong review in Exclaim and a sold out string of Western Canadian dates, not to mention an upgrade from The Horseshoe Tavern to The Phoenix in Toronto (December 2).
Don’t be surprised if you see more than one musician on stage this fall. As told to the New York Times, Shakey Graves is expanding his live shows to include a “a rotating cast of musicians who might add a bass, fiddle or cello,” an idea, “inspired by ‘Stop Making Sense,’ the Talking Heads film in which the bandleader, David Byrne, starts out alone and then gradually introduces musicians as the set progresses.” (NY Times). Read the full story here.
1. This is The Beginning
2. Only Son
3. Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson)
4. The Perfect Parts
5. Hard Wired
6. Family And Genus
7. Big Time Nashville Star (feat. Esmé Patterson)
8. Pansy Waltz
9. House of Winston
10. If Not For You
11. Call It Heaven (feat. Esmé Patterson)