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What originally started as an organic, impromptu and free-flowing collection of musicians casually performing in the renovated remains of a dilapidated “shack” in Blacksburg, VA has morphed into what is now The Shack Band. Since 2010, things have changed. The band relocated from Blacksburg to Richmond, VA. A true lineup was established, with four members signing on. The songwriting abilities and sensibilities matured and improved. At the start of 2013, the quartet became a quintet with the addition of a horn player adding more complex arrangements and texture to the band’s already well-established sound. But, the one thing that never wavered was The Shack Band’s intent to wow new crowds with their off-the-cuff, high-energy live shows melding funky rock ‘n’ roll and soaring harmonies with a strong emphasis on song-writing.

The past few years, The Shack Band played 250 + shows up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, while performing alongside a number of national touring acts, including: moe., Moon Taxi, The Machine, Perpetual Groove, The Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Assembly of Dust, Everyone Orchestra and Dangermuffin among others. Thanks to their raw, infectious live shows and incessant touring, The Shack Band have seen, felt, and heard the effects of their budding reputation and burgeoning fan base. In February of 2012, they released their first EP, Born & Raised, to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Richmond, VA. In 2014, the band released their first full-length album "America" which featured 13 previously unreleased tracks. For the next year, the goals are simple yet ambitious: hit the rarified level of 200+ live shows, release their first full-length album, and continue to hone their craft while writing and learning new material.

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JJ Cale – After Midnight

The Rolling Stones – Ventilator Blues

The Rolling Stones – Loving Cup

The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Pink Floyd – Time

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Pure Prairie League – Amie

Backstreet – No Diggity

Biz Markie – Just a Friend

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Theme Song

Afroman – Colt 45

Little Feat – Spanish Moon

Phish – Funky Bitch

Phish – Stealing Time

Phish – Gotta Jiboo

Ween – Roses are Free

Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London

Widespread Panic – Down

Widespread Panic – Tall Boy

Moon Taxi – Suspicious

Moon Taxi – Gunflower

Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

Beck – New Pollution

Bill Withers – Use Me

Couldn’t Stand the Weather – Stevie Ray Vaughn

ALO – Lay You Down

Van Morrison – Into the Mystic

Van Morrison – And it Stoned Me

Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How it Feels

Squeeze – Tempted

The Wood Brothers – Luckiest Man

John Mayer – Queen of California

KC and the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

Billy Joel – Movin’ Out


Got Work to Do


Tip Cup

Gabby’s Song

Mae’s Song


Seal the Deal

Down South

The Others

Before it’s Over

Needle in the Hay


Muddy Waters


Maybe it’s Me

Made My Day

Meant to Be

Rock Bottom

Everything I’m Not

Took Her Out

Café Diem

Share It

Livin’ a Lie

Much Too Much

Picture Yourself


Take Me Now

Sleepin’ Alone

City Lights

UVA Event

Hey man. Thanks got everything. Everyone had a great time you all were awesome!

Nicolas R.
St Elmo Hall

College Event

I was blown away by the Shack Band. Everybody loved them, the music was great, they were fantastic performers. It was a perfect set of long jams, shorter covers that were fun to dance to, and some original work mixed in. Off stage, they were extremely nice, laid back, and very easy to work with. I think we definitely want to have them back next semester (maybe for our bid night party in early January?).  Mathew O.

College Event

Graham - The party literally could not have gone better. They were easily one of the best bands we have ever had in our house and KILLED it on Saturday. The rain and initially tough conditions could have thrown other bands off of their game a little, but they just came in with a great attitude and put on an unreal show for us. The lights and audio were great, covers and originals even better, and everyone at the party told us how much they loved the show. Thanks so much man,

Taylor F. (University of Virginia)
March 24, 2012

The Shack Band