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After a sudden performance cancellation due to a weather evacuation on the first day of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival on August 10th, the self proclaimed Gentleman from Texas, Shakey Graves found himself playing an impromptu set late Thursday night down at The Needle Vinyl Tavern in Edmonton.
This was a super exciting time for me over the past weekend. My disappointment of having to leave the festival grounds early on Thursday night before the evening's headliners could hit the stage was easily made all better, thanks to the ever-so accommodating folks down at The Needle, and their notable speedy invitation-tweeting, which spread like wildfire throughout the Twitter world.
The venue started to fill up almost instantly once word got around about Shakey Grave's making an appearance on their stage. Hitting the stage at approximately 11 pm, Shakey and his band of jammers brought the house down entirely for an hour and a half in front of a full floor of people, eager to take in some of his classic southern-blues-meets-bluegrass tunes.
Needless to say, this was a huge weekend-highlight for me, and it's easily something I won't be forgetting about any time soon!