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Elemental Shakedown

Elemental Shakedown

Bluegrass / Progressive / Folk Saint Louis, MO  US
Atom Bomb - Live @ Broadway Oyster Bar 11-1-2012
Without You_ Live @ Gramophone 2-22-12
Road Goes On_Live @ Gramophone 2-22-12
Long Hard Ride_Live @ Gramophone 2-22-12
Lost In the Woods> I Know You Rider_Live 11-17-11

Shows

  • 2013

    Dec 6

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

    Doors : 7:30 PM

  • 2013

    Nov 8

    Alton, IL, US | 8:00pm

    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

    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

    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

    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-Homecoming2012
    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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  • The Old Rock House
  • At the Venice Cafe

About

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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