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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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  • Classic Rock & Jam Bands
    2001
    Ghostbuster’s Theme Song
    Billy Preston - Nothing from Nothing
    Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla
    Eric Clapton - After Midnight
    Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
    Hot Tuna - Sunrise Dance w/ the Devil
    Little Feat - Spanish Moon
    moe. - Happy Hour Hero
    Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes
    Phish - Funky Bitch
    Phish - Gotta Jiboo
    Phish - Possum
    Phish - Stealing Time
    Pink Floyd - Time
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Couldn’t Stand the Weather
    Stevie Wonder - Boogie on Reggae Woman
    Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours
    Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
    Tea Leaf Green - Garden III
    The Band - Don’t do it
    The Meters - Cissy Strut
    The Ohio Players - Lover Rollercoaster
    The Police - Walking on the Moon
    The Rolling Stones - Loving Cup
    The Rolling Stones - Torn & Frayed
    The Rolling Stones - Ventilator Blues
    Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
    Ween - Roses are Free
    Widespread Panic - Down
    Widespread Panic - Greta
    Widespread Panic - Tall Boy
  • Originals
    Shack Band - Before it’s Over
    Shack Band - Born & Raised
    Shack Band - Café Diem
    Shack Band - Down South
    Shack Band - Giles 3rd
    Shack Band - Got Work to Do
    Shack Band - Much too Much
    Shack Band - Music
    Shack Band - Niacin
    Shack Band - Picture Yourself
    Shack Band - Rock Bottom
    Shack Band - Samba
    Shack Band - Seal the Deal
    Shack Band - Take Notice
    Shack Band - That Gin
    Shack Band - Tip Cup
    Shack Band - Took Her Out

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