Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Shook Twins are a quirky folk band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman & Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, upright bass, mandolin, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, djembe and their signature golden egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of a looping machine, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone ,set their sound apart, creating an eclectic and eccentric blend of folk, roots, pop and fun.
Treehouse Café Calendar of Events
May 25, 2013
June 3, 2013
Our June speaker at Bainbridge’s Open Mic Science program will be Dr. Kevin Bailey who will give a presentation titled: The Billion-Dollar Fish: Vikings, Fish Sticks and Donut Holes.
Kevin has recently retired from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. He worked on a variety of Fisheries-Oceanography issues over his 32 year tenure and has recently published a book about the Pollock fishery in Alaska, The Billion Dollar Fish – The Untold Story of the Alaska Pollock. He will present parts of this story to us on June 3. The Alaska Pollock has supported a vast fishery for 40 years and remains the most valuable food fishery in the world.
June 8, 2013
The Honeycutters are, at the heart, the musical collaboration
June 29, 2013
A little Lucinda Williams, a little Tori Amos, a little Norah Jones, a little Emmy-Lou Harris. Amy LaVere is country music with teeth. As Spin Magazine says, “Part winsome alt-country gal, and part avenging angel.” She will steal your heart!
July 10, 2013
With songs like “Blow ‘Em Away,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “Talk to My Lawyer,” Chuck Brodsky initially attracted attention for his biting sarcasm. But, as his albums demonstrate, Brodsky is equally skilled at storytelling , and his lifelong love affair with the national pastime has landed him in the archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York .
July 24, 2013
Seattle’s country darling has gone nation-wide, and rightfully so! When it comes to sincere, humble yet humbling Americana – or just plain country music in the truest, best sense of the word, Zoe Muth sounds more like she hails from the black hills of Oklahoma than the back roads of Ballard. Yet this Seattle native is becoming as popular in the heartland as the left coast, and those who’ve had the pleasure of seeing her at the Treehouse before aren’t wasting any time getting tickets again, so hurry!
Zoe Muth has been called “Seattle’s own Emmylou” because her voice is as clear as a country spring and the simple, elegant lyrics she pens match this siren perfectly. The sparse yet choice arrangements of her seasoned band further justify the comparisons to Loretta or Patsy, and her disarming stage presence will win your heart!
October 12, 2013
Greg Brown is one of American folk music’s most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, a Grammy nominee whose songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapen Carpenter, Jack Johnson, Iris DeMent, Joan Baez and many others.