Back by popular demand, Open Space for Arts & Community and Debra Heesch are excited to welcome the incomparable Shook Twins to Open Space. The outdoor concert will take place at Open Space for Arts & Community on September 12th at 7:30pm.
Identical twin sisters Katelyn (guitar, mandolin, banjo, glockenspiel, telephone microphone) and Laurie Shook (banjo, guitar, tambourine, golden egg) formed the folk music group Shook Twins in 2004. Based in Portland, Oregon, Open Space will be the third stop on the Shook Twins’ Some Good Life Pacific coast tour, and marks their return to the island after a popular 2019 show at Open Space.
“We were so excited to work with Debra Heesch to bring this phenomenal group back to Vashon,” says producer David Godsey. “The Shook Twins in concert was actually one of the first events we had to postpone due to COVID in the spring of 2020. It’s really wonderful to be able to bring them back in an outdoor setting on our new Summer Stage – so well worth the wait!”
Over the course of three full-length releases and a handful of EPs since 2008, acclaim for Shook Twins has 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, The Shook Twins 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.
The show begins on September 12th at 7:30pm on Open Space for Arts & Community’s outdoor Summer Stage. Tickets are $20 online in advance at OpenSpaceVashon.com and are $25 at the door. Out of respect for everyone’s well-being, Open Space guests are required to wear a mask at all events indoors or out and regardless of vaccination status.
Photos by Jessie McCall