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Shakey Graves, Live In Concert: Newport 2018

Shakey Graves at the Newport Folk Festival 2018.
Shakey Graves at the Newport Folk Festival 2018.

Austin singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, began his Newport Folk Festival set by raising a little hell. Before beginning the incendiary "Word of Mouth," he explained: "I'm gonna kick this off with a waltz that I wrote years ago that has sadly become more and more relevant every year I play it. It's a song about not listening to people and listening to people at the same time."

Ultimately the performance was a showcase for 2018's Can't Wake Up, a panoramic rock-pop departure from his tried-and-true twang. It was a full-circle set: Starting with his rabble-rousing roots, Rose-Garcia made room for the experimental Americana of "Cops and Robbers" as well as "Dining Alone" before concluding with solo renditions of "Bully's Lament" and "Roll the Bones."


"Word Of Mouth"

"Foot Of Your Bed"

"Cops And Robbers"

"The Perfect Parts"

"Big Bad Wolf"

"Mansion Door"

"Dining Alone"

"Counting Sheep"


"Bully's Lament"

"Roll The Bones"

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