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In photos: Shakey Graves with Abraham Alexander at GLA

WILMINGTON — Shakey Graves performed for fans at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

An actor turned singer-songwriter, Shakey Graves is the project of Alejandro Rose-Garcia. He first launched his act in 2009, and takes the stage with a “jerry-rigged” drum kit to play multiple instruments.

“He manages to create a pretty big sound from that suitcase drum,” photographer Tom Dorgan said.

Dorgan was there to capture for PCD shots from the show and said the artist played the first few songs solo before his four-piece backup band joined the show.

Shakey Graves has released four albums since 2011, including 2023’s “Deadstock — A Shakey Graves Day Anthology.” He announced last month he will drop a new EP, “Movie of the Week,” on Sept. 15.

“‘Movie Of The Week’ is definitely more on the lush side,” Shakey Graves told Brooklyn Vegan. “I’m really excited about making this more like a project than an album.” 

The release will include “Ready Or Not,” also featuring Sierra Ferrell, an alternative country artist that toured through Greenfield Lake in June.

ALSO: In photos: Sierra Ferrell makes GLA debut

On Wednesday, before the one-man folk act Shakey Graves took the stage, fellow Texan Abraham Alexander opened the show. The solo artist released his debut album, “Sea/Sons,” in the spring. 

Below are photos from the concert.

Shakey Graves

Alexander Abraham


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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