Harmony Forward Folk: Shook Twins Will Return to Missoula for “Some Good Lives” Album Release Tour

Portland-based sister folk duo, Shook Twins, will bring their Some Good Lives Album Release Tour to Missoula for a concert at the Top Hat on May 16, 2019.

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Shook Twins have become a favorite in Missoula with their special brand of quirky folk, which infuses beatboxing, looping, and electronics — all seamlessly intertwined with their acoustic instrumentation and talented vocal harmonies. Check out their photo gallery from 2017 here.

Identical twins Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals] released their first album You Can Have The Rest in 2008. Since then, they’ve been steadily growing their fanbase, consistently touring across the country, sharing bills with everyone from Ryan Adams to The Indigo Girls.

Their new 14-track album, Some Good Lives, came out February 2019 and has received very positive reviews. PopMatters said “Some Good Lives is as affirming as it is magical.” Atwood Magazine spoke highly of the album, saying A moving testament to our life and times, Shook Twins’ emotive Some Good Lives resonates with warm energy and raw humanity.”

“We realized there was a theme,” Katelyn reveals. “Even though our minds are mostly on the women of today and wanting the monarchy to rise up, we have several men in our lives who have been such positive forces. We wanted to thank them and honor the good guys who showed us the beauty in this crazy world we live in. So, it’s an album for Some Good Lives that have crossed paths with ours—and to them, we are grateful.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10AM at The Top Hatonline or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.

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