The Portland-based Shook Twins — a duo featuring identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook — will perform folk-infused pop that ranges from acoustic ballads to rhythm-driven dance songs at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Applegate Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate.
Katelyn and Laurie Shook (vocals, acoustic guitar and banjo) will be joined by bass player Kyle Volkman, string player Niko Daoussis, violinist Anna Tivel and drummer Russ Kleiner.
The group released its new CD, "What We Do," independently on Tuesday, April 8, raising $26,734 for the album through a Kickstarter campaign (surpassing its goal of $25,000). It was produced by Ryan Hadlock — who was nominated for a Grammy for The Lumineers' self-titled album in 2012 — at Seattle's Bear Creek Studios. He also produced albums for Fleet Foxes.
Shook Twins layers percussive and ambient vocal loops over traditional instruments on the album. The band also uses a range of creative and improvised instruments, such as beat boxing, a repurposed telephone microphone, banjo drumming and a large, percussive golden egg.
While the sisters are the principal songwriters, they've been bolstered by the songwriting efforts of Tivel and Daoussis.
Cover for the show at the Applegate Lodge costs $10.