© 2021 KLCC

KLCC
136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401
541-463-6000
klcc@klcc.org

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Oregon's Willamette Valley seen from Eugene
NPR for Oregonians
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
NPR Music

A Suitcase Musician Comes Home: Shakey Graves On 'And The War Came'

Shakey Graves' new album is titled <em>And The War Came</em>.
Shakey Graves' new album is titled <em>And The War Came</em>.

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, became famous with his 2011 debut as a one-man band, in which he thumped a kick drum made from an old Samsonite. On his new album, And The War Came, Shakey Graves "unpacks" his sound a bit, adding a drummer and richer production.

"This is the first album I've done that there's actually, you know, an audience for," the musician tells NPR's Scott Simon. "And there's a lot of intimidation factor going into that where, you know, part of me really wanted to stay in my comfort zone and kinda try and repeat something that has worked for me before. And the other part of me is just unreasonably curious."

Hear Rose-Garcia's full conversation with Simon at the audio link, including how he recorded with fellow singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson in his backyard next to his "gross fire pit," his love for the waltz, and what to do on Shakey Graves Day.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.