Shook Twins to perform at Open Space on Sunday, Sept. 12

Open Space for Arts & Community and local producer Debra Heesch will present the Portland, Oregon-based act, Shook Twins, at an outdoor concert that will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Open Space.

Identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook (guitar, mandolin, banjo, glockenspiel, telephone microphone) and Laurie Shook (banjo, guitar, tambourine, golden egg) formed the folk music group, Shook Twins, in 2004. Open Space will be the third stop on the Shook Twins’ “Some Good Life” Pacific coast tour and marks their return to the island after a popular 2019 show at Open Space.

“We were so excited to work with Debra Heesch to bring this phenomenal group back to Vashon,” said producer David Godsey. “The Shook Twins in concert was actually one of the first events we had to postpone due to COVID in the spring of 2020. It’s really wonderful to be able to bring them back in an outdoor setting on our new summer stage — so well worth the wait!”

Over the course of three full-length releases and a handful of EPs since 2008, the duo has garnered praise in many media outlets and created an enthusiastic fan base.

“They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods,” said author Neil Gaiman.

Beyond gigs with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco, Shook Twins have played the High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Northwest String Summit, to name a few.

Tickets are $20 online, in advance, at, and will cost $25 at the door. Out of respect for everyone’s health and well-being, Open Space guests are required to wear a mask at all events indoors or out and regardless of vaccination status.

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