FRIDAY
May 12, 2017 | doors at 11:00pm
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Shaky Knees Festival presents:
SHAKY KNEES LATE NIGHT
ANDERSON EAST
Great Peacock
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL SHAKY KNEES LATE NIGHT SHOW
Show starts promptly at 11:45.
21+ only

$1 charity fee per ticket
  • $24
  • $26
  • ADVANCE
  • DAY OF SHOW
Anderson East
Anderson East's debut album, Delilah, was released in 2015. Before the release he toured nationally as direct support for Sturgill Simpson. In addition to his own sold out headline shows he has toured with Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow, Jason Isbell, John Butler Trio, The Dixie Chicks, and Chris Stapleton. "Satisfy Me" was the first single released off the record. It instantly went viral and received regular radio airplay. NPR Music called Delilah a " "¦eclectic, fully formed debut album." Daytrotter wrote "It's one of those 10-song records that's damned near perfect, traveling through the old, smoky bars of older days and down the twisted back roads of love." On July 15th 2015 East made his television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers and also appeared on CBS This Morning Saturday in support of his album.
Great Peacock
You can call Great Peacock a folk band... but don't expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they're a group of red-blooded country boys who aren't afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts -- the duo's harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album -- whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.
"To us, it's just pop music with organic acoustic instruments," says Andrew Nelson, who
shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. "The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn't a country record. It's not really a folk record, either. It's a pop/record... with folk tendencies."
Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences -- the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty -- and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that's simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory.
The music on Making Ghosts reflects Great Peacock's ambition. Songs like "Tennessee" are swooning, sweeping tributes to the band's homeland, while "Take Me To The Mountain" pushes the band toward anthemic territory, fueled by super-sized drums and a radio-ready melody. On "Arms," the guys jump between haunting verses and big, Technicolor choruses, capping everything off with a screeching guitar solo. These peacocks know how to strut their stuff.
What's in a name, by the way? In Great Peacock's case, quite a bit.
"We initially thought it was just a funny name for a band," Nelson admits, "but through the evolution of everything we've done, we've always been big and colorful. That's why Blount jumps around onstage. That's why I wear a suit jacket embroidered with feathers, which is basically a poor man's nudie suit. We've embraced the image of the big peacock feathers, and we want to entertain you. We look that way, we think that way, and we sound that way, too."
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