Scene and Heard

JON DRAKE & THE SHAKES / TUNESMITHS – SEPT. 16 @ DERBY CITY ESPRESSO

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 1, 2011

Jon Drake & the Shakes to make their first visit to Louisville, playing with local bands The Tunesmiths and Jack Holiday & the Westerners

Presented by Grape Juice Records and Derby City Espresso

Doors at 7pm

 

JON DRAKE & THE SHAKES: [http://www.facebook.com/jondrakeandtheshakes]

Download the EP Side A: [http://jondrakeandtheshakes.bandcamp.com/]

The ambitious eight-member pop outfit includes trombone, trumpet, cello, violin, guitar, organ, upright bass and drums. The smart music with lyrics about everyday adventures is a pool of Beatnik energy. Drake’s songwriting recalls the Beatles’ obscure tracks and the group gracefully moves through “wall of sound” alt-country with intensity and roaring musicality. This powerhouse of fun music is playing with a full deck. Their debut LP The Declaration of Ulysses will be released on Grape Juice Records this winter.

TUNESMITHS: [http://www.myspace.com/thetunesmiths]

These four craftsmen have made a name for themselves with high energy performances and creating unforgettable music at an incredible pace. Their genre-bending, timeless material combines the raw energy and power of rock n’ roll guitar, the smooth vocals of R&B, and the catchy rhythms of Soul. This group is a “must see” for music-goers looking for a great show and inventive music.

JACK HOLIDAY & THE WESTERNERS [http://www.facebook.com/BecomeAWesterner]

Incorporating strings and horns into the traditional rock format, Jack Holiday & the Westerners have developed an expansive sound that is reflective of their Louisville upbringing.

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