Justice Howard is bringing the boogie and getting deep into some swampy conversation with her special guest Joshua “J. D.” Wilkes, an American visual artist, musician, amateur filmmaker and author right out of Kentucky. He is Best known as the Lead singer for experimental rockabilly group the Legendary Shack Shakers on the label Alternative Tentacles, but that’s just hitting the surface. J.D Wilkes carries many charming attributes that place him in Justice Howard’s top 5 favorite entertainers, learn what drives us wild about his dark southern style.
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J.D Wilkes of The Legendary Shack Shakers
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The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic and swampy “hillbilly blues” that is all-at-once irreverent, lyrical, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of swamp blues, rock n’ roll and hillbilly music have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.
Between intermittent hiatuses to work on other projects (including JD’s sideshow banner-style artwork for acts like The Squirrel Nut Zippers and Marty Stuart…plus his two published books The Vine That Ate the South and Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky), the band is constantly re-mobilizing, much to the excitement of many a Shack Shakers fanatic. Despite Wilkes’ extracurricular projects, the band’s reputation for intense entertainment has stuck with them.
On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, guitarist Rod Hamdallah provides the garage-y blues stylings to their last two releases, while the rhythm section is rounded out by Preston Corn on drums and Fuller Condon thumping the upright bass. you can read more…. on http://www.legendaryshackshakers.com/about/
Check out the ROLLING STONE premiere of the Legendary Shack Shakers’ video “Sing A Worried Song” directed by Zach Bellissimo & Subscribe to their YouTube Channel and check out all the latest videos including “After You’ve Gone”.