Shakey Graves at the Ryman Auditorium

Nashville was rocked by the triumphant return of Shakey Graves to the Ryman Auditorium. The Americana musician graced the stage on his latest tour, drawing in an enthusiastic crowd to one of the nation’s most iconic venues. 

Believe it or not, the man wasn’t born with the name “Shakey.” Alejandro Rose-Garcia adopted the stage name “Shakey Graves” in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. The curious choice of name oddly suits his art. It’s a mish-mash of everything from folk to country, rock and roll to blues. The personification of Nashville. Yet, it’s somehow woven together to create a near seamless set leaving audiences in awe. 

Backed by a crew of musicians he’d been eager to tour with, Shakey Graves took to the stage to open the night with “Unlucky Sin.” The audience whooped and hollered as he made his way through the performance, throwing in a hefty serving of humor between songs. His personality shone through not only his musicianship, but also in his storytelling. In the middle of his set came the beloved “Tomorrow,” a song crowned by many in the crowd as a favorite.

He described some of his songs as “the soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t yet exist” and even did a selection of pieces as a one-man-band armed with everything he needed at his fingertips. And, perhaps… toetips? The show had a little something for everyone and checked all the boxes for a perfect Nashville night out. A raucous encore shook the house and had fans singing “Dearly Departed” all the way home. 

Don’t miss your chance! Find out where you can catch Shakey Graves on tour at https://www.shakeygraves.com/tour


  1. Unlucky Sin
  2. Look Alive
  3. Big in the World
  4. Play Where it Lies
  5. Playing Along
  6. Hard Wired
  7. Tomorrow
  8. Limbo
  9. Evergreen
  10. Century City
  11. Counting Sheep
  12. Panzy Waltz
  13. Blue Jay Way (cover)
  14. If Not For You
  15. Roll the Bones
  16. Ready or Not
  17. Family and Genus
  18. Dearly Departed