The Shake'em Ups
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The Shake'em Ups

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"The lo-fi debut from Austin's Shake 'Em Ups unloads an infectious fury of strings, the trio chugging acoustic rhythms braced by banjo, Dobro, mandolin, and Andrew Austin-Petersen's stellar stand-up bass. Fusing old-time, swing, and jazz on solid folk footing, traditionals like "Jesse James" and "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" mix with the "Six Days on the Road" send-up "School Bus Driver" and blazing instrumentals. "
---Doug Freeman, Austin Chronicle - Austin Chronicle


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The Shake�em Ups eclectic mix of bluegrass, swing, honky tonk, and old-time music has quickly made them favorites in their hometown of Austin, Tx. These three young multi-instrumentalists combine their classical training, jazz and rock band experience, and love for acoustic music into a show that is both highly energetic and virtuosic. From blazing instrumentals to sweet brothers style harmonies, the Shake�em Ups put a unique and exciting twist on traditional American music.