J.D. Wilkes will sing of sin and redemption, of men with coal-black hearts doing bad things and eventually getting what’s coming to them, and then, without pause, he’ll give maniacal voice to a Slim Harpo tune meant to catalyze the shaking of hips.
As the powder keg frontman for the Legendary Shack Shakers, Wilkes presides over a particularly fierce and freewheeling brand of amped-up Americana, with lots of lickety-split banjo and harmonica playing pushing nearly every tune to heart-palpitating levels.
They’ve toured with acts as diverse as Rancid and Robert Plant, fit for just about any stage that needs a good shaking.
Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@review
journal.com or 702-383-0476.
Legendary Shack Shakers
9 p.m. Sunday
The Bunkhouse, 124 S. 11th St.
$10 advance, $12 day of show (384-4536)