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Legendary Shack Shakers

In 2012, Legendary Shack Shakers were performing in Nashville while on the verge of calling it quits. Originally based out of Paducah, Ky., the wild and woolly band of hillbilly music-twisting punkers had lasted more than a decade and a half by that point, even though there were a bit of personnel changes along the way.
These days, however, there is good news, as the band is back together and moving forward as its 20th anniversary looms. Led by frontman, original member and now Kentucky Colonel J.D. Wilkes, who puts the stank on Punk-a-billy harmonica playing, the group features long-time bassist Mark Robertson along with guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drummer Brett Whitacre.
In the last few years, the Legendary Shack Shakers’ ruckus has been lifted by TV shows such as True Blood and Swamp Loggers, which have used the band’s songs on their soundtracks. The band has been described as everything from Southern Gothic Rock and Rockabilly/Cowpunk to Sideshow Carnival Music and a group that “don’t do murder ballads, they do murder boogie.”   
The group’s current tour will last through November and take the Legendary Shack Shakers to the U.K. and the Netherlands. But on Friday, these wired slam-puppies will bring their roof-shaking rave-ups to the Southgate House Revival for a full night of irreverent fun and antics.

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