interview: J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers


Tune into WMSE to hear Tom Crawford chat it up with J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers as they get ready for a show with Wood Chickens and The Jukebox Romantics at Club Garibaldi’s later that evening.

Described by guitar legend Jeff Beck as a cross between the Yardbirds and the Sex Pistols, Legendary Shack Shakers has obviously earned quite a name for itself. The bands hell-for-leather roadshow is infamous for its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, soulful, dangerous, and fun.

Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

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