Unlucky Skin

Austin Music Minute

Unlucky Skin

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021

The ragged curtains part, and Roll the Bones opens with the voice of a wayward vagabond, his heart not too set on finding his way. It kind of felt better to be lost and wandering. Though, when you think about it, we all meet the same fate in the end, minus all of this inconvenient “Unlucky Skin” weighing on our frames…

“Life tasted sweet when I was the bad twin
Devil himself sat waving me by
All of my tattoos
They were of no use
No monetary values have I…”

The album was officially released ten years ago by Shakey Graves, followed by an official proclamation from the City of Austin for Shakey Graves Day. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alejandro Rose-Garcia wanted to give back to the fans supporting his work from the very beginning, and that’s still happening ten years later with phenomenal performances, special releases, short films, and more on the not-so-distant horizon on the way.

Shakey Graves continues the 10-year anniversary celebration with his three-part livestream music series, with the second show happening at 8 p.m. (Central) tonight, Tuesday March 9. Tickets for livestream access are available via the Shakey Graves website.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.