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Listen to a bluegrass-tinged track from Shakey Graves, a.k.a. Friday Night Lights' "The Swede"

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Fans of Friday Night Lights might remember “The Swede,” the swarthy interloper who broke up Julie and Matt during season two. That actor, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, also happens to be a fairly excellent musician, playing bluegrass-influenced country as Shakey Graves.


The A.V. Club has the premiere of a new clip by Graves. The video, for “Unlucky Skin,” was shot in collaboration with the Fool’s Road Project. The company’s group of filmmakers travelled around the country to shoot videos with eight different artists, including Graves, all of which were made within only eight days of having met. It’s a pretty bizarre clip, but that’s never a bad thing.

Graves has a number of upcoming tour dates, including slots at Pickathon and ACL, and a tour with Old Crow Medicine Show. Check out all his dates below.

Shakey Graves tour 2013
May 28—Mass MoCA—North Adams, Massachusetts +
May 30—Boyce Farmers Market—Fredericton, New Brunswick +
May 31—Olympic Hall—Halifax, Nova Scotia +
June 2—Murphy’s Community Centre—Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island +
June 3—Memertou Trade And Convention Center—Sydney, Nova Scotia +
June 9—Brooklyn Bowl—Brooklyn, New York
June 12—Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge—Fort Worth, Texas *
June 13—The Blue Door—Oklahoma City, Oklahoma *
June 14—Plush—St. Louis, Missouri *
June 15—The Bottleneck—Lawrence, Kansas *
June 16—The Riot Room—Kansas City, Missouri *
June 18—High Watt—Nashville, Tennessee *
June 19—The Southgate House Revival—Newport, Kentucky *
June 20—Schubas—Chicago, Illinois *
June 21—The Basement—Columbus, Ohio *
June 22—Mahall’s—Cleveland, Ohio *
June 23—Mercury Lounge—New York, New York *
June 25—The Hamilton Live—Washington, DC *
June 29—Lunar Bay Music And Arts Festival—Havre De Grace, Maryland
July 7—Ottawa Bluesfest—Ottawa, Ontario
Oct. 4—Austin City Limits—Austin, Texas


* with Marmalakes, Wild Child 
+ with Old Crow Medicine Show

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