Shakey Graves, 'Dearly Departed'

December 23, 2015 2:00 PM

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Singer-songwriter Shakey Graves walked away with the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award at the 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in September. The Austin musician, a handful of records into his career, released And The War Came in October 2014. NPR Music's Ann Powers, who chose it as one of her Top 15 Albums Of 2014, wrote, "Each song leads sideways into dim light, exposing half-memories and images that startle and haunt."

Graves performed a playful version one of those songs, "Dearly Departed," during the Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony with Denver singer-songwriter Esme Patterson, who was also featured on the album version.

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