LONG BEACH, Wash. — West Valley Shakers plays the Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 4.
West Valley Shakers’ appeal lies in the refreshing, relatable, exquisitely crafted songs that touch the vulnerable truth in each of us.
Combining the animalistic passion of Jimi Hendrix, the simple purity of The White Stripes and the truth and timelessness of the old folk singers, West Valley Shakers create a live show that gets folks up and dancing. Their catchy musical hooks, combined with Delta blues-style repetition and blistering guitar work, surprises and delights fans from all backgrounds.
Guitarist/songwriter, Brent McLain met drummer/multi-instrumentalist Eric Lucas, at an open mic at the infamous Wildwood Hotel in Willamina, Ore., and they decided to join forces.
With the release of their debut EP, “Sparkle and Thump,” West Valley Shakers was born and sprang onto the scene in the summer of 2017, playing music festivals, venues and house parties.
This attracted upright bass player Jed Vinson shortly thereafter, which expanded their sound even further with Vinson’s rolling bass grooves and vocal harmonies.