The Stable Shakers are an ever-changing, dynamic folk-jazz group that have no intention on fitting into a cookie cutter genre. Recently, the Stable Shakers have doubled down on this ideology, by bringing in Nashville recording artist and vocalist Brechyn Chace of The Hello Strangers. Brechyn brings a wealth of talent, energy, and a remarkable versatility, segueing from country ballad, to swinging jazz, to sultry blues all with an undeniable folky flair.
Hailing from the Cumberland Valley farmlands of Pennsylvania, the group formed after a serendipitous New Years Eve show at the Birchmere Music Hall, where backstage former Hello Strangers band-mates guitarist Spencer Pheil and bassist Tommy Hoy met with pedal steel player Dave Hadley (Bumper Jacksons), who currently fills out the instrumental outfit alongside long-time and talented drummer Jim Aguzzi. Together, the four embarked on an instrumental crusade to bring improvisation into genres that had traditional rigidity and are giving them a refreshing new life.
But don’t think the Stable Shakers will stop there. Shows continue to challenge and shift, as the group can perform with countless combinations of featured guest musicians, from keyboardists, to vocalists as well as changing from quartet to trio and duo. Many shows feature several sets of multiple configurations, all different, and yet all complementary to each other. Their brand of improvisation is meant to be visceral and tactile: music for the people.
The Stable Shakers have big plans moving forward into 2019. Stable Shakers announced two complementary full length albums - one with Vocalist Brechyn Chace (Yet To Be Named) and one fully instrumental album titled “Thunder Smile” coming from Spencer Pheil and his instrumental project, but both exclusively featuring original works from Spencer Pheil.