Gritty, bluesy and full of complex fingerpicking, the music of Shakey Graves, who plays the Moore Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 1, will please fans of lo-fi folk.
At low volume, the music of Austin singer-songwriter Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) — who plays the Moore Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 1 — is so chill you can do yoga to it — and whether or not they realize it, thousands have. Fellow Texan Adriene Mishler has used Rose-Garcia’s solo folk-rock as accompaniment for numerous routines on her popular “Yoga With Adriene” YouTube channel.
Listened to louder, however, underground hits “Roll the Bones” (2011) and “And the War Came” (2014) reveal the onetime teen actor (“Spy Kids,” “Friday Night Lights”) as a songsmith to be reckoned with — gritty, bluesy and full of complex fingerpicking and time-signature shifting. Did you swoon over Iron & Wine — a similarly lo-fi, left-field phenomenon — in the early 2000s? Do you find the big-festival folkies of today — Mumford and Sons, et al. — too put-together? If yes to either, you’ll dig these Graves.
With Tennis. 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle; $25 (206-467-5510 or stgpresents.org)