Shakedown String Band
Hailing from Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA, Shakedown String Band is rapidly garnering attention with their contagious blend of Americana, Soul, and Bluegrass. A traditional interpretation of “string band” may mislead you; while the core of the sound relies heavily on vocal harmonies and soaring melodies, the momentum is powered by tight drums and percussion that leave no mistake about the groove. SSB is most known for their danceable, upbeat sound and their ability to fluctuate between a duo all the way up to a 9 piece party band with musicians spanning all generations.
The band’s debut album In the Key of OB was nominated for “Best Americana Album” at the 2019 San Diego Music Awards. They have recently shared the stage with nationally touring acts Hot Buttered Rum, Dead Winter Carpenters, and Kitchen Dwellers, and have toured regionally with notable performances at Live at Lakeview and Huck Finn Jubilee.
"While OB may be the main theme of this album, Shakedown String Band would probably better fit somewhere on the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia. Still, this band does its best to prove that banjos, harmonicas and mandolins can find their place by the beach. And the result may surprise you.” —San Diego CityBeat