RTV: The Shaking Ray Levis & Shelley Hirsch

Release Date: Friday, April 23, 2010

“Ole’ Timey Avant-Garde” ensemble, The Shaking Ray Levis, teams up with an inventive vocalist, Shelley Hirsch, for an explosive evening of improvisation.

The Shaking Ray Levis, conceived by Dennis Palmer and Bob Stagner in 1986, is an ongoing collaboration of musicians with a common interest in improvisation. It was the first American group to be released on Derek Bailey’s Incus Records. Using synthesizers (analog & digital), MoogerFoogers, samplers, vocals and percussion, the group achieves an incredibly unique blend of experimental sound with an Ole’ Timey feel.


Additionally, they have performed and recorded with Reverend Howard Finster, Min Tanaka, David Greenberger, Fred Frith, Amy Denio, John Zorn, Borbetomagus, Tom Cora, Steve Beresford, J.D. Parran, Frank Pahl, Ladonna Smith, Davey Williams, Gino Robair, Roger Turner, Eugene Chadbourne, Tony Oxley And Derek Bailey, as well as with many other critically acclaimed artists.