On “Shakey Knees,” Weezy Ford introduces herself to the world through a wall of distorted guitar and a shroud of vocal reverb. It’s a striking sound, reminiscent of the grimy rockabilly from her native North Carolina (think Flat Duo Jets with a hitch in its step). But the track isn’t without a few surprises, as Ford literally tap dances her way out of the song. It’s a risky and playful choice that ultimately pays off and leaves the listener wanting more.
“Shakey Knees” comes from Ford’s debut EP Bobby Pin Graveyard which comes out on November 27th. The album is the result of a collaboration with bandmates Dustin Dybvig (drums) and Mark Robertson (bass) that began earlier this year and culminated in recording sessions with producer Mathew Morgan of Sleepy Volcano.
Weezy Ford has an album release show on November 27th in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios along with Mike Coykendall and Melt.