Keller Williams & Shook Twins @ ATL
Ages 21+ Only
The Keller Williams KWahtro featuring Gibb Droll, Danton Boller and Rodney Holmes.
“The KWahtro is my evolution of Acoustic Dance Music. Using my songs as a template for creations involving improvisational bursts of new disco, reggae, drum and bass and jazz swing afro trap, all with two acoustic guitars, double bass and drums. This project is an attempt to bring my vision to life and as always, to entertain myself on stage, while hopefully entertaining you.
This particular version of KWahtro features my old friend and levitational guitar player, Gibb Droll, whom you may remember from my 2008 release “Live” as well as collaborations with Brandi Carlisle and Bruce Hornsby. Also the precisely groovy Danton Boller on acoustic upright bass. I first felt his vibe with the Jazz Mandolin Project a decade or so ago and it always stuck with me. Later he went on to record and tour with Roy Hargrove, who in my book, is a living legend on trumpet. Last but not least, the rhythmic genius Rodney Holmes, who traveled the world with Carlos Santana, will be holding it all together on drums as we attempt to float on acoustic goodness.” Kw
Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.
Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp, genuine, and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their musician friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers.
Limited advanced $20 available at www.arcatatheatre.com
Advanced General tickets $25 available at Wildberries, People’s Records, and The Works.