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Shakey Graves to tour South Africa in April 2020

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Great news! Award-winning Americana musician, Shakey Graves is heading to South Africa for the first time in April 2020.

More info about Shakey Graves

Shakey Graves hails from Austin, Texas in the USA. He first garnered attention with his one-man band set up, which originated after he grew tired of having to borrow kick drums and high hats in order to perform.

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His solution consisted of a modified suitcase that functions as both a kick drum and a tambourine stand built by a close friend. Most of his 2011 self-released debut album Roll the Bones features him playing solo.

His unique style of performance led to him being asked to be the official “busker” for the Edward Sharpe and Mumford & Sons Railroad Revival Tour in 2011, where he played music for patrons entering each venue.

By 2014 Graves had his trio band set up and made their TV debut on “Conan”, along with performances on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.

Graves won the Best Emerging Artist award at the 2015 Americana Music Awards and has since released two albums and an EP, including 2018’s “Can’t Wake Up” album.

Shakey Graves South African Tour Details

Shakey Graves will be playing at the Cape Open Air Festival in Muizenberg, Cape Town on the 10th of April 2020 and at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, Johannesburg on the 13th of April 2020.

In Cape Town, he’ll be headlining a brand-new festival. In Johannesburg, Shakey Graves will be joined by Australian duo Pierce Brothers and Shadowclub front man, Jacques Moolman (who’ll be performing a solo set).

Tickets for the Open Air Festival in Cape Town will set you back R295 (excluding booking fees). Get your tickets HERE.

Tickets for the show at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia will set you back R395. Get your tickets HERE.

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