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Late July

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Like the calm before a summer storm, “Late July” begins tentatively with some slow plucky guitar, but soon the tempo picks up and the song swells into a whirlwind of chunky guitar and tambourine.  Before long the thunder rolls in and the growl and wolf-like yowl of Rose-Garcia rips through the instrumentals, culminating in a riotous, toe-tapping tempest.

The alias Shakey Graves was allegedly bestowed upon Alejandro Rose-Garcia at a late night  campfire gathering by some creative friends. Shakey Graves hails from Austin, TX, and the one-man band has caused such a sensation there that there is a city-wide “Shakey Graves Day”. Check out the video below for a sneak preview of the raw, unharnessed energy that Shakey Graves brings to his live performances.

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