Shook Twins

"A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm." — Mason Jennings

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.

Maxwell Hughes

Maxwell Hughes began playing at age 16 in his hometown of Fort Collins, CO. He began writing terrible songs and slowly improved over time. This self-taught instrumentalist received his first recognition in 2004 by winning a local Battle of the Bands as a solo artist. Today, he is a multi-award winning guitarist of a rare breed.

In 2010, Hughes joined world sensation, The Lumineers, focusing his skills as a singer/songwriter. From 2010-2011 he toured with The Lumineers and co-wrote 2 songs on their chart topping, self titled, debut album. From there, Hughes released his second album, Express, and spent 6 months traveling and playing music throughout S.E Asia and Central America. In September 2012, Hughes won 3rd place in the prestigious International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Windfield, KA.

Hughes’ live show is one that must be seen. His unique style and intricate two handed technique produces a tremendous sound-smoothie of melody, harmony and percussion. Drink it up! His music, engaging presence and humor are undeniably entertaining and his cross genre writing style will win over any music lover.

Hughes has two full-length instrumental albums with a third and fourth in the works. Available on itunes.

Paul DeHaven (of Paper Bird)

Guitarist for Paper Bird playing his own beautiful music.

$12.00 - $15.00


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