Shook Twins


Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming  and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

“The Shook Twins put on a heck of a show. Keep your eyes on these folks. I’m excited to hear what they do next.” – Tucker Martine (Grammy-Nominated producer)

“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman  (New York Times Best Seller)

“The Shook Twins have sass and spunk to spare! Their live show is tons of fun to behold.” - Laura Veirs

“a unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm.” -Mason Jennings

“Am more than ever convinced of their magic . . . they’re unparalleled.” - Bitch Magazine

“What do you get when you toss Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Grace Potter, Dido, Florence and the Machine, John Prine, and a dash of Zooey Deschanel into a blender? Let me give you a hint, whatever you just came up with is probably just as quirky and unique as the actual answer. The formula described above is about the best explanation I have for the Shook Twins…”



No shows booked at the moment.