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Gig Preview: Shook Twins at the Green Note
Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous-forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, along with fellow band mates Niko Daoussis (guitar, vox, mandolin) and Josh Simon (bass) will be heading to the UK in May, with a London show at the Green Note in Camden on May 4th.
The central element of the Shook Twins’ sound is a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. This array of instruments helps to set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul. Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp, genuine, and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their musician friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers.
2016 finds the band recording new material at various studios, touring as support for Greensky Bluegrass, performing at festivals throughout the United States, touring UK/Germany & playing the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Sept 4th) just outside Denver, CO with Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco.
Eclectic, amusing and whimsical, Shook Twins’ laid-back and fun stage presence draws the listener in, allowing them to take the audience away on the adventure that is their live show.
Check out the video for ‘What We Do’ below!