NOLA transplant "Shaka
Root Hog" is testifyin' tunesmith, harp blower/frontman, for raucous roustabouts... Shaka's Root Hog Stomp.
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 live Shaka sideshow, with outbursts
of fevered musical mayhem being a staple of a spontaneous Root Hog 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 for many years on the
Big Easy's Bourbon Street 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 carny's bark and back your
ballyhoo nightly on Bourbon then you weren't worth your salt 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,