The Shakedown w/ Bluff City Backsliders
Dinner Delivery 5:30pm-10:30pm daily
The Shakedown is an original Rock & Roll band drawing inspiration from American roots music.
Based in Upstate, NY, the band was formed in 2008 and began a tremendous run at the world famous Dinosaur BBQ in both Syracuse & Rochester. The group later appeared at such festivals as Taste of Syracuse and the Jameseville Balloonfest, which gave them exposure to thousands of new fans. After performing throughout New York including a gig at Sullivan Hall in New York City, The Shakedown took a major step forward with their work in Memphis with legendary indie producer Doug Easley (Wilco, White Stripes, Jeff Buckley). The band completed a 14-track album of their own material entitled Wild & Free, released in 2011.
While working in Memphis the band had a dream opportunity to record & film a performance at the legendary Sun Studio where Rock & Roll music was born. That session will be the subject of a DVD to be released in 2012.
Currently, the band is assembling an active schedule of appearances in support of Wild & Free that will take them throughout the U.S. and Canada.
We look forward to making as many new friends as possible and sharing our songs with those seeking music that speaks to their soul!
Sean Patrick Taylor – Vocals, Guitar
Shane Kelsen – Vocals, Piano/Keyboards
Susan Royal – Vocals, Drums
Matthew Zych – Vocals, Bass