WEST VALLEY SHAKERS
West Valley Shakers’ broad appeal lies in the refreshing, relatable, and exquisitely crafted songs that touch the vulnerable truth in each of us, and yet somehow, don’t take themselves too seriously. Combining the animalistic passion of Jimi Hendrix, the simplistic purity of The White Stripes, and the truth and timelessness of the old folk singers, West Valley Shakers create a live show that gets folks up and dancing. While catchy melodic and musical hooks combined with Delta blues-style repetition and the occasional blistering guitar work surprises and delights fans from all backgrounds.
Guitarist/songwriter, Brent McLain met drummer/multi-instrumentalist Eric Lucas, at an open mic at the infamous Wildwood Hotel in Willamina, OR and they decided to join forces. With the release of their debut EP Sparkle and Thump, West Valley Shakers was born and sprang onto the scene in the summer of 2017, playing music festivals, venues, and house parties around the region. This helped to attract upright bass player Jed Vinson shortly after and has expanded their sound even further with Vinson’s rolling bass grooves and vocal harmonies.
West Valley Shakers are currently recording their new full length album in their home studio (nicknamed Electric Babyland). They will be hitting the road promoting their album all over the Northwest in the Spring and Summer of 2018 in festivals and venues and homes near you! Keep in the loop.
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|07/28/18||Cottage Grove, OR||Axe & Fiddle||United States|
|Time: 8:30pm. Admission: No Cover. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 657 E. Main St. Cottage Grove OR. Venue phone: 541-942-5942.|
|08/04/18 - 08/05/18||Sheridan, OR||Llamapalooza!||United States|
|Age restrictions: All Ages. @ Pyrate Llama Studios in Sheridan, OR. Location address will be emailed with ticket purchase More information|
Genre: Roots Rock/Americana
Influences: The White Stripes, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan
Sounds Like: Dr. Dog, Floating Action, The Black Keys, A.A. Bondy
“…West Valley Shakers are local legends.”
“What would happen if Sufjan Stevens and Jack White had a bastard child? West Valley Shakers. Stark. Odd. And compelling. They are one of my favorite bands ever. West Valley Shakers will rattle your soul.”
“Super-fun and catchy rock n’ folk…HOT DAMN!”