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The Yazoo Shakes

The Yazoo Shakes

Blues / Soul Memphis, TN  US


  • 2010

    May 12

    Memphis, TN, US | 9:00pm

    We’re coming back to the Hi-Tone and can’t wait to bring the Waka Pre Party Tour to Memphis. The Yazoo Shakes will be opening the night!

  • 2009

    Dec 19

    Shreveport, LA, US | 9:00pm

    Gus and Hank Productions along with Rest My Head Entertainment present: A Front Porch Christmas! Sat Dec 19, 2009 at the Capri Theater - 620 Milam St, Shreveport, LA $10 Cover - 21+ Dirtfoot wants everyone to have a great Christmas and do some good for those in need, so we’ve partnered with the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank to raise much needed canned goods for the less fortunate. For every can you bring, you will get $1 off the ticket price (up to 4 cans per person). Also, the bar will be offering a free Jello Shot (christmas flavor of course) for everyone that shows up before 11:00pm to help get the night started right. Dirtfoot will be featuring new songs, along with a brand new TShirt and giveaways all night long. We’re also pleased to be bringing in a sonic wonder from Memphis TN, The Yazoo Shakes. "The Shakes specialize in a gypsy-gusto sound that’s propelled by minor chords and a Southern shuffle. One of the group’s newer songs, "I Let My Country Down," is a sing-along battle cry, while "’H’ is for Hammer" features an in-the-pocket groove that non-Memphis bands would kill for. Mixing culinary, movie, and musical metaphors, the Shakes’ repertoire is the aural equivalent of the spicy ramen served up in Tampopo combined with the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink attitude of Babette’s Feast. If you’re a fan of Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, or the Asylum Street Spankers, your ears will never go hungry again." Andria Lisle, The Memphis Flyer, June 4-10, 2009 To open the night is Shreveport own "The Lackadaisies". This local group has some great things going for them and are an up and coming band on the Shreveport scene. Don’t miss this night of great music, and help some people at this most important time of year

  • 2009

    Nov 21

    Hot Springs National Park, AR, US | 8:00pm

    Dirtfoot is coming back to Maxine’s and we can’t wait to play on the new stage. We will also be showcasing some new tunes! Also, we’re very excited about sharing this show with our good friends from Memphis, Yazoo Shakes and the burlesque wonder of the Memphis Belles. This will be a crazy hellofa night!

  • 2009

    Apr 4

    Memphis, TN, US | 10:00pm


  • The Yazoo Shakes


Bio: Based in Memphis, TN, The Yazoo Shakes are a family of musicians rooted in traditional Southern music and Blues and Jazz improvisation with an eye on heavy-hitting rock. As a band, they seek better understanding of music and life through the richness of their various musical sensibilities. They a...See Full Bio


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“The experimental quintet owes a musical debt to Captain Beefheart, the Insect Trust, and modern bands like the Gris Gris, as well as iconoclasts such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Howlin Wolf.”

— Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer

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