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Rochester, MN-based roots rock band Thomas and the Shakes are known for their authentic blend of Rock, Reggae, Soul and Blues.

Thomas and the Shakes is a rock band from Elgin, MN formed in 2013 by Thomas Wescott on guitar and vocals, and Garrett Kolb on his one-of-a-kind “shaker” drum kit; hence the name “Thomas and the Shakes”.


In 2014, the high school friends recorded and self-released their first EP, All My Favorite Things Are Free. This album cultivated their authentic blend of roots, reggae, soul, blues, and more to create their unique style.

Before long, the rhythmic duo recruited Mark Walsh with his grab-bag of woodwinds, and Logan Kolb on bass guitar. Their bigger, more dynamic sound is heard on the 2017 release of their first full-length album, Mind Your Time. Their 2023 release, Carpet Booth Sessions, delivers the best yet of their uniquely crafted sound and energy.


After a decade, the long-time friends’ shared musical ambition continues to fuel the band’s expanding catalog of original music. 

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