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J.D. Wilkes

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ABOUT the author

J.D. Wilkes is an American visual artist, musician, author, filmmaker, and Kentucky Colonel. He is also an avid purveyor of traditional American music and an accomplished musician. But he is perhaps best known as the charismatic frontman for the Legendary Shack Shakers, a band that has been described as a “dynamite group” by author/fan Stephen King, and whose music has been featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for HBO’s TrueBlood. Wilkes is the author of Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky, an exploration of his state's rich folk music heritage.
Find out more here: jdwilkes.com
Facebook: @ColJDWilkes
Instagram: @jdwilkes

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The Vine that Ate the South front cover by J.D. WilkesThe Vine that Ate the South
"Deep in the Jackson Purchase (of Kentucky), a half-feral hillbilly child was weaned on punk rock, MAD Magazine and underground comix. Wilkes’ art has the charm I love… but with a little more edge and rural crust. (His) underground sensibilities lock in for the long haul; though I expected nothing less than greatness from my brother from ‘The Dark and Bloody Ground’."
—Tony Moore


An interview with J.D. Wilkes | 4/25/2016
We talk with J.D. Wilkes about The Vine That Ate the South, Southern culture, and the intersection between music and fiction writing.

Interview with: J.D. Wilkes of Legendary Shack Shakers | 7/28/2016
Find out what other irons J.D. Wilkes has in the fire.

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