Americana musician known for performing as a one-man band, particularly on his first album And the War Came. He began collaborating more frequently with other artists on his succeeding albums.
He pursued acting before becoming a musician and has appeared in films and shows like Material Girls and Fridays Night Lights. His first major musical appearance came in 2014 when he performed on Conan.
His real name is Alejandro Rose-Garcia. In 2012, Austin's mayor declared February 9th to be "Shakey Graves Day."
His father managed the Paramount Theatre and his mother has worked as an actress and director.
He became interested in music, and especially the idea of a one-man band, when he saw a performance by Bob Log III.