Continuing the tradition of great roots music in Chicago is Jon Drake and The Shakes. Side A is a country themed indie EP that will have you tapping your feet to these songs in no time. From the melodic ease of "Elizabeth Johnson" to the raucous stomp of "Gustav" this EP is a short but sweet ride. Thanks to Jon and the band for the FREE download. I have seen them perform a few times and they make a big organic sound live, they are a band you have to see in person. Jon played Dedicated Ears Songwriter Showcase a few months ago and I have posted a video I took of that below!