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Shawn Jones is an American Roots/Rock artist, true to form of his influences spanning from all the greats in rock, rhythm & blues, & country. Armed with a powerful and affecting voice, as well as virtuoso guitar skills, Jones also writes compelling songs that prove to be the icing on the cake. Most recently, Shawn has been touring extensively in the U.K. and Ireland at some of the major festivals and appearing on BBC radio where his music has found a new home and has been getting extensive airplay. ”. His fan base continues to grow like wildfire from a flurry of live performances, sharing the stage with such heavy hitters as BB King, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feet, John Hiatt, Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, John Mayall, Dave Mason, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa David Lindley… and the list goes on. Waylon Jennings instantly became of fan of Shawn’s after seeing him play one night in Los Angeles. “The first time I saw him”, says Waylon, “it was just Shawn and a guitar in a small room and he was drawing that music out of every fiber of himself. It was obvious to me that he is a world-class singer, writer and musician all wrapped into one.” Waylon was so impressed with Shawn’s talent that he invited him to play on his 1996 release “Right For The Time” and at Willie Nelson’s 1996 Fourth Of July Picnic. Waylon also asked Shawn to play lead guitar in his band for the record breaking 1996 Lollapalooza Tour. The unconditional acceptance of Waylon at Lollapalooza exemplified to Shawn that, however diverse; music speaks to all people. Shawn’s ability to combine undeniable playing, singing, writing, and recording, has earned him the slot as one of the most compelling new artists on today’s roots music scene.
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