Sunday Afternoon Music: Shakey Graves – “Late July”
I should start by saying I don’t like country music. I really, really don’t. But I love bluegrass, and even some alt-country. Don’t ask what the difference is – I just know that at some point there is a line that gets crossed and what could have been really soulful, strong, lyrically-powerful music becomes… too twangy.
So Shakey Graves (aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is most definitely not country music. But his music is what I think it used to be: folksy, energetic, and engaging. Imagine giving Johnny Cash an energy drink and an electric guitar. It’s hard not to pay attention.
Image from Austin360.