Artist of the Month: Shakey Graves

KUTX Artist of the Month

Every month we turn the spotlight on a new release from a Texas artist with a series of weekly features that give you a sneak peek at the new music and some insight into the artist behind it.


October brings fall, pumpkins, and perfect weather to complement Alejandro Rose-Garcia’s musical talents. As Shakey Graves, his talents will be on display October 7, with the release of And the War Came. The Austin High School graduate’s next project is promising, recorded mainly in his South Austin home. His indie folk inspired sounds and singular Southern spiced voice have attracted a number of followers, but this next album encourages collaborations. Esmé Patterson will join him this time around, adding captivating vocals to Shakey’s multi-instrumentalist appeal.

Check back here throughout the month of October for new features on Shakey Graves and his new album And the War Came.

Live at the Cactus Cafe

Austin Music Map

The Austin Music Map tells the untold stories of the hidden musical spaces in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Shakey Graves, shares a story about a bad day turned upside down by some unexpected friends and treats. Visit our interactive website and tell us your story at

Song of the Day
An iconic suitcase has long been a part of Shakey’s well worn one man routine. Alone with a suitcase turned drum, or with the assistance of bass and drums, Shakey has impressed audiences with a raw emotive presence. This time he travels with Esmé Patterson, whose candid vocals make this one electrifying duo. Hear Shakey’s debut track with Patterson, “House of Winston at KUTX’s Song of the Day. 

My KUTX allows artists to share their musical influences by playing you some of their favorite songs. Shakey Graves is the only repeat guest DJ. You can hear Shakey Graves spin his picks for the second time at KUTX here

Interview with Shakey Graves

Tyler Pratt sits down for five questions with KUTX’s Artist of the Month, Shakey Graves. Graves talks about life on the road, the story behind his new album, working with Esmé Patterson and what’s in store for 2015’s Shakey Graves Day.

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