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Done Got Tired of Tryin’"Throw away your CD changer and unplug the jukebox. All you need to jumpstart your next sock hop is Aints That Da Truth!, the self-released disc by Shakey Ground, a St. Louis quartet with a ridiculous amount of energy.

Ryan Waked plays minimalist, razor-sharp guitar in the Jimrrne Vaughan style: the rhythm section of Derek Bonn and Preston Hubbard (yep, the well-traveled Prez, of Roomful, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Curran, and many others) is slammin'; and while Paul Bonn might not be the world's greatest singer from a technical perspective, he sure brings the parry.

Hear roots rock ("Thunderbird," "I Got Loaded"), Chicago blues from Jimmy Reed and Eddie Taylor, deep soul ("You Left the Water Running"), and Texas material from the songbooks of Freddie King ("If You Believe in What You Do") and Johnny "Guitar" Watson ("Motorhead Baby "i. A strong Louisiana flavor predominates, with New Orleans sounds ("Something You Got"), swamp pop ("Mathilda' *), and blues ("Shake Your Hips'). Classic stuff".

Blues Revue magazine review on Shakey Ground, June/July 2007 issue

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