United in Fall 2009, this carousel of talent, led by Nick Elwood & Tracy Gladden, has gigged throughout the Midwest, completed multi-state tours, self-recorded their debut album, broken into the festival circuit, and are currently recording their first studio album at St. Louis-based Sherpa Studios, which will be released on vinyl summer 2014. Each unique show brings a celebration of friends– new and old– enjoying the music’s unbridled spirit and uplifting energy.
The Shakedown works to explore the uncharted, but also to preserve an irreplaceable musical legacy of real musicians on-stage combining into a group mind in conjunction with the crowd. The band performs what has inspired them all along: music that resonates with the soul, music that not only entertains and thrills, but encourages and empowers…
There’s no slowing the momentum of this waxing wave. Their future looks bright and funky.
Funk, Rock, Blues
A revolving carousel of talent led by Nick Elwood and Tracy Gladden, including Tommy Stratman, Jesse Owens, and many others…