NOLA transplant "Shaka
Root Hog" is vocalist/songwriter, harp blower and front man, for roots raucous roustabouts... Shaka & The SoulShakers.
Shaka settled in Connecticut after losing his home during the devastating floods brought on in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina back in 2005.
One never knows what forms of spontaneity will rear it's head during a SoulShakers stage show, with outbursts
of frenzied musical mania readily being a staple of a live Shaka performance.
Ever the road warrior, Shaka has spent considerable
time in Europe appearing on the club and festival circuit, but is quick to point out that performing steadily on the Big Easy's
Bourbon Street many years ago was a valuable learning experience, one which helped sharpen his skills as an entertainer and
shape him into the performer he is today, adding... "if you couldn't belt out a healthy carny's bark and back
your ballyhoo nightly on Bourbon... you failed to make the grade as a live performer"!
In 2013 Shaka & The SoulShakers C.D. "Heard A Mighty Rumblin" was voted Best Self-Produced Blues
C.D. in the state of Connecticut.
In both 2011 & 2013 The SwampShaka Duo represented the state of Connecticut at the I.B.C.'s in Memphis,