Join those Legendary Shack Shakers as they mark their 25th anniversary as a band on Planet Earth-to celebrate the occasion, they've invited former members to help them record an all country & western album! From spaghetti western to bluegrass, western swing to rockabilly, Tex-Mex to country folk, the variety of the genre is on full display.
Always ones to respect their history, the Shack Shakers have also included some Kentucky local legends to "pick and grin". Hotshots such as Stanley Walker (Grand Ole Opry band leader for Jean Shepard and guitarist for Sun Studio's "Rockin' " Ray Smith) and Jack Martin (dobro-player for Lester Flatt) really give those "young 'uns" a run for their money. And the always-ornery "Hillbilly" Bob Prather (Louisiana Hayride fiddler and running buddy of Opry star Onie Wheeler) pitches in too. Just add The Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, hillbilly royalty Chris Scruggs and an Old Crow Medicine Showman and you've got a recipe for what could only be a Legendary Shack Shakers masterpiece.
Titling it Cockadoodledeux was done, admittedly, to bookend 2002's Cockadoodle-Don't, an album by which many fans were first made aware of the group. However, it also serves to signal the start of another twenty-five years! Just as the plucky, two-headed chick emerges from the egg on the cover, so too begins a fresh start for the band's creative energies. Once again, generations of fans-both young and old-get to lean in, listen and expect the un-expected.