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TOC Presents JD Wilkes & the Legendary Shack Shakers
The Old Church Concert Hall
Portland, OR
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Mar 28, 2018 8:00 PM

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TOC Presents JD Wilkes & the Legendary Shack Shakers
Wednesday, March 28th 2018
Doors 7 pm , Show 8 pm

Tickets $15 ADV/$18 DOS @

All Ages  Bar with I.D.

Col JD Wilkes

Colonel J.D. Wilkes is an American musician, visual artist, author, filmmakers and self-proclaimed southern surrealist. Wilkes is a Kentucky Colonel, an honorable title bestowed upon those with a connection to, or are famous residents of Kentucky, by the state's Governor. Known as an accomplished harmonica and banjo player, his back to basics style will bring a new essence to your ears.

"I think JD's one of those genius guys. I love the fact that he's experimental. He's a very creative cat." - Billy Bob Thornton

The Legendary Shack Shakers
The Legendary Shack Shakers hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the groups time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes the best frontman in Nashville in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD the last great Rock and Roll frontman. Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.

Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs that have been featured on television shows such as HBOs True Blood. Past tour mates and fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessnas Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror novelist Stephen King, who listed CB Song as among his iPods Top Five in a 2008 Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth of devoted fans over the years has only added to the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward new creative pursuits and barn-shaking tunes.  

Dynamite group. - Stephen Kings



The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
United States

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Music > All Ages
Music > Folk
Music > Rock

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Old Church
On BPT Since: May 24, 2011
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