Identical twins Laurie Shook (vocals, banjo, percussion and beatboxing) and Katelyn Shook (vocals, guitar and mandolin) are at the heart of the "quirky" folk group, Shook Twins. A revolving cast of musicians round out the band and include Kyle Volkman (bass), Niko Daoussis (bass, mandolin, guitar) Anna Tivel (fiddle) & Russ Kleiner (percussion). The Shook Twins intertwine gorgeous "twin" harmonies with an eclectic and eccentric blend of folk, roots, pop and fun. But don't be fooled. The Shook Twins are not your average folk group. They have a few tricks up their sleeves. Laurie may drop a beatbox in the middle of a song, while Katelyn plays the guitar, glockenspiel, mandolin, and sings into a telephone and bocks like a chicken. Laurie plays wah-wah banjo and loops various melodies and beats to make it sound like more than just two identical twin sisters
For the past year Shook Twins have been touring throughout the western states behind their 2011 release "Window." Shook Twins recently opened for Langhorne Slim, Blitzen Trapper, Elephant Revival, Sara Jarosz, David Grisman, Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their song "Rose" was featured in NPR's Muse Mix, and an exclusive audio track was debuted on MTV Hive.
Shook Twins have shared the stage with many prominent artists including Ryan Adams, Mason Jennings, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Laura Veirs, The Fruit Bats, JJ Grey and MoFro, Crooked Still, Scott Law, Darol Anger, Jason Webley, Elephant Revival, The Head and The Heart and many more amazing artists and bands.
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THE MOON AND YOU:
The Moon and You is a touring cello/guitar duo. The Wilmington, NC Star News Online describes the band as "[a] duo from Asheville, N.C. that blends cello and guitar to craft folk music with a 1970's singer-songwriter feel in the vein of Joan Baez or Harry Nilsson. Together they make tender songs that feel like a warm homemade blanket."
The Moon and You is rooted in the rich music scene of Asheville, NC. Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman began playing together for fun when both were part of successful bands touring the Southeast. When those bands went their separate ways, Ryan and Melissa chose to join forces rather than get a job. The result of this collaboration - between an impossibly sassy cellist from New York and a masterful and whimsical fingerstyle guitarist from Eastern North Carolina - is hard to forget, but easy to fall for.
Still road warriors, The Moon and You never skipped a beat. They have continued traveling almost nonstop throughout the Southeastern US as well as making frequent stops in NYC and DC. They are quickly building a loyal fan base the old-fashioned way. Each The Moon and You concert showcases thoughtful and unusual string arrangements, thought-provoking songwriting, and gorgeous vocal harmonies. It also makes folks laugh, cry and miss their boyfriend in Japan (all claims based on actual audience feedback). The Moon and You keeps fans coming back with passionate and skillful instrumentalism and voices that blend like they were made for one another.
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