Shook Twins

Steve Poltz opens

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

quirky, sharp, eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove, soul

$15 advance / $17 door

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April 17 8:00 pm

Shook TwinsIf Shook Twins were a race horse, you’d want to bet a bundle on ’em to win! This band is making glorious music – fresh, exciting, original – they call quirky folk. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook blend their voices in exquisite harmony, and the band, which also features Niko Daoussis and Anna Tivel, provides a multi-layered, multi-textured sonic base using a wide range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, fiddle, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, beat box, glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming, and their signature golden egg. They arrive at the Freight celebrating the release of their third album, What We Do, produced by Ryan Hadlock of Lumineers fame.
 
The twins grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho, made their way to Portland, Oregon, and quickly found their musical comfort zone. They’ve shared the stage with Ryan Adams, David Grisman, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jonatha Brooke, the Indigo Girls, Crooked Still, and the Lumineers. “I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins,” says writer Neil Gaiman, “the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” If you want your soul twined, definitely make it a point to catch Shook Twins at the Freight!
 
Born in Canada, raised in southern California, singer-songwriter Steve Poltz has put out ten albums, including his latest, Running Wild, and scored a major hit with Jewel when they collaborated on “You Were Meant for Me.” His song “Everything About You” was featured on the soundtrack of the movie Notting Hill. Steve is an engaging performer with a subversive sense of humor who writes and performs terrific originals.

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