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When you click on an artist’s Bandcamp profile and see the “Name Your Price” detail, a wave of relief comes into the mix. In what appears to be a celebration of his latest release, folk artist Shakey Graves announced via Twitter that his entire Bandcamp discography will be free or name your price until Wednesday.

Alejandro Rose-Garcia, who plays under his stage name – Shakey Graves – released his latest LP, Nobody’s Fool, today. The album opens with an acoustic, upbeat demo titled “If Not For You,” which encompasses his contradictory soothing-yet-raspy harmonies. Tracks like “Wolfman Agenda” showcase a string-heavy set with fiddles, violins and the whole nine yards of folk sound.  The lyrics in this track are a stylish poetic and symbolic approach in which there is little interpretation needed. “You can buy me a collar and tell me to stay, but someone’s going to love the Wolfman one day.”

The last track (prior to a recording of an old-time joke) is a live, soulful version of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from the Disney fairy tale story, Cinderella. Shakey Graves backs it with heavy guitar distortion that would change the thematic setting of any Disney princess film. Shakey Graves will be playing at the Union Transfer on March 25 with South Carolina’s Nikki Lane. Get tickets and more information at the XPN Concert Calendar and check out Shakey Grave’s entire free discography until Wednesday on his Bandcamp.

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