Watch Shakey Graves Perform “Roll the Bones” and “Built to Roam” Live at Voodoo 2016
The genre-bending artist played the SPIN stage at the Toyota Music Den
Alejandro-Rose Garcia — better known as the multi-talented, genre-bending artist Shakey Graves — makes busking into an art. He expertly weaves looped guitar riffs together live onstage all while keeping rhythm on a suitcase that pulls double-duty as both amp and drum kit, an undertaking that only serves to bolster Rose’s growing reputation as a technically gifted artist. But his talents aren’t limited to his pedal load out; Rose also injects dusty Texas soul into each of his songs and displays an elastic range that jumps between a folksinger’s gentle warble and a country star’s pleading holler. That array is plain to see on “Roll the Bones” and “Built to Roam,” two songs he brought to the Toyota Music Den stage at this year’s Voodoo Fest. Check them out below.