Word of South and its presenting sponsor Visiting Angels, in conjunction with Leon County present...
Americana singer/songwriter and Austin native, Shakey Graves will be performing at the Capital City Amphitheater on Friday, April 12, headlining and kicking off the 5th annual Word of South Festival weekend. Shakey has a knack for storytelling and an enigmatic stage presence that immediately draws listeners into his unusual narrative world and was named Best Emerging Artist award at the 2015 Americana Music Awards.
Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) announced his newest album 'Can't Wake Up' (out now on Dualtone) with a simple message to his fans - “Next album. New sound. Sell your suspenders."
That tongue-in-cheek statement, though, was a genuine attempt to prepare his followers for a major sonic shift for the Texas songwriter, who got his start performing as a one-man band, culminating with an Americana Music Awards win for "Emerging Artist of the Year" behind his breakout full-length album, 'And The War Came.'
Now armed with a full band, Rose-Garcia leaves behind much of that stripped-down, folk-y sound. 'Can't Wake Up' takes his songwriting in a "decidedly bigger direction" full of "lush indie compositions" (Consequence of Sound), drawing on another set of his musical influences, ranging from the Beatles and Harry Nilsson to Elliott Smith, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and other '90s indie rock bands.
With a road-tested group of musicians and a hand-built stage set up complete with psychedelic lighting and props, Shakey Graves' live show has grown into something much bigger, too. "After smashing his mold on 'Can't Wake Up,' Shakey Graves also revolutionized his live show," said the Austin Chronicle, describing a recent hometown set as "a seamless and compelling home run of a performance."
"Shakey Graves' latest reinvention is also his best," said the Dallas Observer. "[He's] never sounded freer, weirder or more in touch with his skill set.
Click HERE to purchase tickets. Gates will open 6pm and performance will begin at 7pm.
FREE general admission for all FSU, FAMU and TCC Students with valid University ID
$15 for general admission*
$20 for reserved seats in P2 sections 100 and 400*
$25 for reserved seats in P1 sections 200 and 300*
Listen to Shakey Graves below:
More press for 'Can't Wake Up':
"Sublime, spooky...radical dreampop...portrait of an inner fantasy life." - UNCUT (UK)
"A rewarding left-turn...thoroughly enjoyable. Despite reports to the contrary, the rock genre is not only not on its last legs in 2018, it’s thriving quite nicely." - UPROXX
"Exceptional...subverts presumptions." - PopMatters
"Rose-Garcia takes listeners deep on a trip inside his psyche...genre-melding." - CBC Radio (Canada)
*Ticket prices shown do not include taxes and service fees.