The Legendary Shack Shakers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Largely a barnstorming blues rock outfit, the Legendary Shack Shakers also contain a pinch of bluegrass and country rock in their sound. The latter part is understandable as the band comes from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Despite sounding like an outfit that had been together for some time honing their garage blues act, the truth is that they only formed roughly a year before the release of their 2002 debut. ‘Colonel’ J.D. Wilkes (Paducah, Kentucky, USA; vocals/harmonica) grew up not too far from guitarist Joe Buck (an alias, plucked from Jon Voight’s character in the movie Midnight Cowboy). The two did not play together until years later, when they bumped into each other in various bars and clubs in Nashville’s Lower Broadway district, and recognized a mutual love of the blues and country legend Hank Williams, resulting in a union that eventually blossomed into the Legendary Shack Shakers. Shortly after their decision to work together, the...

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