Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet.
Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG.
Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.
The latest album “What We Do” was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Elephant Revival, etc.)
Festival Highlights: Hulaween (FL), High Sierra Music Festival (CA), Northwest String Summit (OR), Arise (CO), Summer Meltdown (WA), Sisters Folk Fest (OR), Boats & Bluegrass (MN), Festival at Sandpoint (ID), Red Ants Pants (MT), Moab Folk Festival (UT), Suwannee Springfest (FL), Ogden Music Festival (UT), Fairfest (IA), Red Wing Music Festival (VA), The Festy Experience (VA), Fayetteville Roots Festival (AR), Harvest Festival (AR) and many more!
EPK - HERE
Press and quotes:
USA Today Premiere – HERE
American Songwriter Premiere – HERE
“The Shook Twins have sass and spunk to spare! Their live show is tons of fun to behold.” - Laura Veirs
“A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm.” - Mason Jennings
“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” - Neil Gaiman, New York Times Best-Selling Author