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Band is no longer recording. Last release Songs From Beneath The Lake (1990)
The Shakers SoundCloud page
Folk-tinged Kate Bush? Less experimental Sandra Lockwood? (Neile)
Own, some covers
The Shakers were the epitome of an "Ectopop" band. A lot of good pop, a little bit of interesting rock, healthy dashes of cool weirdness, a sense of humor, a good female vocalist. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
1988—Carlyle Records—CR-44881 (lp and cassette only)
The Reverend Tramp—fiddle
An album as powerful and haunting as its subject, the Bell Witch of Adams, Tennessee. Apparently this project was what got the band together. It's a dreamy, evocative portrait of a time and place and events in contemporary terms but still not inappropriate-feeling for an historical subject. Good listening, but not as essential as Songs From Beneath The Lake. (Neile)
1990—Carlyle Records—CR 9190-2
Hard to find, but still out there
Robert Logue—mandolin, percussion
Wow is this great. Folky, ecto-y, Rebecca Stout sometimes sounds like a folky Kate Bush—that kind of drama and magic. Love their cover of Led Zepplin's "The Rain Song". Great guitar and mandolin, which reminds me of John Renbourn. It's a delightful disc that I have played a lot over the years. (Neile)
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