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Elemental Shakedown

Rank #2 US Saint Louis, MO Bluegrass / Progressive / Folk

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Sounds Like: Trampled by Turtles, Cornmeal, Railroad Earth, Split Lip Rayfield, Punch Brothers

Label: Sun's Up Sounds

Manager: Soundwave Surfers Entertainment LLC

Bio: Elemental Shakedown has been entertaining fans since 2009 with infectious string-bending rhythms enticing toe tapping, foot stomping and booty shakin'. Fast forward to 2012... and they have developed tight commanding original pieces which serve as a strong foundation for their interesting interpr... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Come out tonight to the Venice Cafe! Elemental Shakedown's Chris Helmick, Bryan Ranney, and Matt Flory will be... http://t.co/xpXvK9uLZT

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After SteelDrivers @ Old Ro...
Mar 7, 2013
In September of 2012, Elemental Shakedown was named Best Bluegrass by The Riverf... [more]
Named 2012 Best Bluegrass b...
Sep 27, 2012
We are super excited about yesterdays news! Late in the afternoon I started rece... [more]
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  • 2013

    Dec 6


    St. Louis, MO, US | 8:30pm

    St. Louis, MO, US
    Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:30pm

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    Doors : 7:30 PM

  • 2013

    Nov 8


    Alton, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Alton, IL, US
    Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:00pm

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    Chez Marilyn PROUDLY PRESENTS: ELEMENTAL SHAKEDOWN BEST BLUEGRASS 2012 - RIVERFRONT TIMES ST LOUIS "The tradition of bluegrass may be as old as St. Louis itself, but Elemental Shakedown isn't content to be a museum piece. The five members of the band come from across different corners of the country and have backgrounds in music about as diverse. They give the Midwest bluegrass scene — which often pits purists against progressives — a much-needed burst of creative energy. After a couple of years of playing pop songs arranged as bluegrass, guitarist Chris Helmick, bassist Matt Flory and funky fiddler Alyssa Avery brought on two long-time music vets to take the helm on staple bluegrass instruments. They struck gold, with Bob Stuckey of Indiana on banjo and St. Louis native Bryan Ranney on mandolin. Last year, Elemental Shakedown began performing original compositions that kick up against bluegrass' sometimes-rigid boundaries, exploring subgenres like jazz-grass, jam-grass, avant-garde-grass and, perhaps most wonderfully, funk-grass. To them, it's all booty-shaking, foot-stomping fun." www.elementalshakedown.com Chez Marilyn http://www.chezmarilyn.com/

  • 2013

    Sep 21


    Alton, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Alton, IL, US
    Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:00pm

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    Chez Marilyn PROUDLY PRESENTS: ELEMENTAL SHAKEDOWN BEST BLUEGRASS 2012 - RIVERFRONT TIMES ST LOUIS "The tradition of bluegrass may be as old as St. Louis itself, but Elemental Shakedown isn't content to be a museum piece. The five members of the band come from across different corners of the country and have backgrounds in music about as diverse. They give the Midwest bluegrass scene — which often pits purists against progressives — a much-needed burst of creative energy. After a couple of years of playing pop songs arranged as bluegrass, guitarist Chris Helmick, bassist Matt Flory and funky fiddler Alyssa Avery brought on two long-time music vets to take the helm on staple bluegrass instruments. They struck gold, with Bob Stuckey of Indiana on banjo and St. Louis native Bryan Ranney on mandolin. Last year, Elemental Shakedown began performing original compositions that kick up against bluegrass' sometimes-rigid boundaries, exploring subgenres like jazz-grass, jam-grass, avant-garde-grass and, perhaps most wonderfully, funk-grass. To them, it's all booty-shaking, foot-stomping fun." www.elementalshakedown.com Chez Marilyn http://www.chezmarilyn.com/

  • 2013

    Sep 4


    Belleville, IL, US | 5:00pm
    Lindenwood University Audi...
    Belleville, IL, US
    Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:00pm

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    The Jungle Fire - 6:00-6:45 pm Elemental Shakedown - 7:00-7:45 pm Clusterpluck - 8:00-8:45 Old Salt Union - 9:00-10:15

  • 2013

    Aug 24


    St Louis, MO, US | 5:30pm

    St Louis, MO, US
    Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:30pm

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    The Old Rock House PROUDLY PRESENTS Del Yeah! Festival 2013: ELEMENTAL SHAKEDOWN @ 6:45 BEST BLUEGRASS 2012 - RIVERFRONT TIMES ST LOUIS "The tradition of bluegrass may be as old as St. Louis itself, but Elemental Shakedown isn't content to be a museum piece. The five members of the band come from across different corners of the country and have backgrounds in music about as diverse. They give the Midwest bluegrass scene — which often pits purists against progressives — a much-needed burst of creative energy. After a couple of years of playing pop songs arranged as bluegrass, guitarist Chris Helmick, bassist Matt Flory and funky fiddler Alyssa Avery brought on two long-time music vets to take the helm on staple bluegrass instruments. They struck gold, with Bob Stuckey of Indiana on banjo and St. Louis native Bryan Ranney on mandolin. Last year, Elemental Shakedown began performing original compositions that kick up against bluegrass' sometimes-rigid boundaries, exploring subgenres like jazz-grass, jam-grass, avant-garde-grass and, perhaps most wonderfully, funk-grass. To them, it's all booty-shaking, foot-stomping fun." For our schedule, streaming music and downloads, visit us at www.elementalshakedown.com http://oldrockhouse.com/concertcalendar/

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  • BadgerStatic (Artist) BadgerStatic
    Really great sound!
  • Don Worden-Homecoming2012 (Artist) Don Worden-Homecomi...
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful music. I hope that 2013 brings you every success!
  • TE Fireoved (Artist) TE Fireoved
    Hey Elemental Shakedown!~ Great to see you on RN!~ Respect and harmony to you! te
  • KC Daleigh (Artist) KC Daleigh
    Loving all that banjo and fiddle playing! Sounding good. ~kc
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