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Shook Twins perform on Open Space’s Summer Stage on September 12th!
Open Space for Arts & Community and Debra Heesch present … The Shook Twins!!
“A moving testament to our life and times, Shook Twins’ emotive ‘Some Good Lives’ resonates with warm energy and raw humanity” – Atwood Magazine
“Some Good Lives is as affirming as it is magical.” – Popmatters
“The Shook Twins tell it like it is while also making us want to dance.” – Glide Magazine
“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman, New York Times – Best-Selling Author
Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step back, and you’ll see the influence of your loved ones, mentors, and friends in your decisions. Shook Twins refer to these folks in the title of their fourth album, Some Good Lives. Throughout fourteen tracks, the duo—identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals]—pay homage to everyone from a late grandpa and godfather to Bernie Sanders.
“We realized there was a theme,” Katelyn reveals. “Even though our minds are mostly on the women of today and wanting the matriarchy to rise up, we have several men in our lives who have been such positive forces. We wanted to thank them and honor the good guys who showed us the beauty in this crazy world we live in. So, it’s an album for Some Good Lives that have crossed paths with ours—and to them, we are grateful.”
Laurie agrees, “It’s also an acknowledgment of our thankfulness of the good life that we get to live.”
However, the pair derived their own strength from these relationships. Over the course of three full-length releases and a handful of EPs since 2008, acclaim would come by way of everyone from USA Today and Baeble Music to Langhorne Slim, The Lumineers, Mason Jennings, and iconic best-selling author Neil Gaiman who enthusiastically decreed, “They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” Beyond gigs with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco, they captivated crowds at High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Northwest String Summit, to name a few.
Doors Open at 6:30. The show begins on September 12th at 7:30pm on Open Space for Arts & Community’s outdoor Summer Stage. Tickets are $20 online advance/$25 day of the show online or at the door. Tickets are available online until 6:30 on the day of the show, but will still be available at the door. The safety and health of our guests, staff, and performers is Open Space’s number one priority. Open Space guests are required to wear a mask at events indoors or out and regardless of vaccination status. Guests are invited to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy with the show. Please leave your pets at home but bring your favorite folding chair, pillows, comfortable blankets, and dancing shoes!
If someone in your party will require special assistance or accommodations, please let us know beforehand so that we may provide the best possible experience for all our guests.
Photo Credit: Jessie McCall