ASTORIA — Shook Twins, with Bart Budwig, will perform at Astoria’s Liberty Theatre (1203 Commercial St.) 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, as part of the venue’s Sunset Series. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, the Shook Twins are an indie folk-pop band from Portland. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie are the main songwriters, but they also back up band member Niko Slice (electric guitar, mandolin and vocals), adding his compelling songs to the mix.
Barra Brown is on drums, vocals and drum pad, and Josh Simon is on bass, vocals, electric guitar and synth.
Central to Shook Twins’ sound is their wide range of instrumentation: banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beat-box), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo-head drumming and their signature Golden Egg.
The musicians create a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.
On their latest single, 2016’s “Call Me Out,” Shook Twins once again take another leap from the acoustic music scene with a vibe-y, pop-infused soundscape with a poignant message ready to be embraced by the masses. Lush harmonies, delayed banjo pickin’, deep drums and multi-layered lead vocals draw the listener into this intimate breakout summer single.
Bart Budwig’s fifth full-length record, “Paint By Numbers Jesus,” is a meditation on Jesus as a cultural figure, and a walk through the mind of someone who is processing their place on the faith spectrum. It was inspired, partly, by Willie Nelson’s ‘Redheaded Stranger,’ a group of cover songs strung together tightly by Nelson originals, journalist Kat Parker wrote.