Show Recap: Shakey Graves - Local Wolves


Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI — May 8, 2024

Shakey Graves’ performance at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 8th, 2024, was a memorable night of music and connection. Alejandro Rose-Garcia, known as Shakey Graves, delivered an engaging show that blended Americana, blues, and rock in a way that felt both fresh and familiar. From the first note, he held the audience’s attention with his genuine stage presence and musical talent. Rose-Garcia’s performance showcased his skills as a musician and storyteller. His gritty vocals and intricate guitar playing were highlights of the night, with songs like “Dearly Departed” and “Roll the Bones” standing out. He effortlessly moved between different styles, keeping the setlist dynamic and interesting. The Royal Oak Music Theatre’s setting made the concert feel personal, between songs he shared personal stories about his own personal life experience. The audience, a mix of long-time fans and newcomers, showed their appreciation with enthusiastic applause and singing along. Shakey Graves’ music clearly strikes a chord with a diverse crowd, bringing everyone together with their shared love of music, making for an unforgettable night.

Words & Photography: Hannah McWhorter

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