Shakey Graves at McDonald Theater in 2021. Photo by Todd Cooper.

Country Goodness Awaits

Shakey Graves headlines at McDonald Theatre June 12

Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) makes mystical, twangy, country and folk-centric Americana music, and it’s coming to McDonald Theatre this summer.

You’ve probably heard the gravelly one-man-band’s tracks “Roll the Bones” and “Ready or Not.” His newest album, Deadstock — A Shakey Graves Day Anthology, is a collection of country-Americana tracks. Grumbly distorted blues guitar and occasional surf-rock chords under Graves’s delay-washed vocals make for a perfect summer-time sound.

Most of the songs on the album are lower volume, which might make for a different energy than the rootin’-tootin’ country-rock and Americana that Graves has put out before, but that’s not to say the Austin, Texas-based artist won’t play those gritty, high-energy tracks at this show. Whatever he performs, Graves is bound to put on a raw and unforgettable show.

Opening for Shakey Graves is Nashville-based singer songwriter Katie Pruitt. Pruitt’s heartfelt songwriting and graceful delivery is enough to be a show of its own. This combination of artists on one ticket is a recipe for a night of country goodness.

Shakey Graves performs 8pm Monday, June 12, at McDonald Theatre, 1010 Willamette Street. Tickets are $35 to $45.You can find tickets at the McDonald Theatre website or at Shakey Graves’ website: