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Shane Dwight Blues Band

Shane Dwight Blues Band - Plays The Blues - 2009 - R-tist Records

"Dwight’s an adept songwriter who likes blending jazz, rock, soul, classic R&B, and blues all to his amalgam of sounds. So he can write, play some mean guitar, and produce – I say the future is looking pretty bright for a guy who dares to play by his own rules.” – Ben The Harpman, Juke Joint Soul

Shane Dwight has signed a "record deal" with R-Tist Records and Vizztone Label Group for the international release of two new CD's ("Plays the Blues" & "Gimme Back My Money") Shane Dwight "Plays The Blues" features ten original blues songs, the kind of high-octane performances that have made Shane a standout at countless festivals and clubs across the US and Europe. Half of the tracks are live recordings, showing exactly what drives his legions of fans crazy night after night. Studio tracks (featuring guest appearances by Gold Record Producer and harmonica player Richard Rosenblatt, and Bob Margolin of Muddy Waters fame) show Shane to be a soulful blues singer, songwriter and guitarist of the highest order. "... In spite of 'old' influences, Shane Dwight is anything but dated ... Dwight hops up crowds wandering in from both hip-hop and rock clubs ... He's been known to incite the girls to crazy-wild behavior." (Metro Silicon Valley) Shane Dwight cut his teeth on the rough and tumble East Side of San Jose California, where his natural talents were influenced by the neighborhood’s diverse musical undercurrents. He became proficient at various styles, and played in jazz and rock bands before finding his groove with the blues. Shane’s popularity spread quickly, and in 2002 he easily won the Monterey Blues Festival Battle of the Bands. Since that time Shane has released several self-produced CDs (selling over 40,000 copies) and has kept up a hectic schedule, appearing at countless clubs and festival Main Stages including Florida’s “Springing the Blues” Festival , Beale Street Music Festival, Monterey Blues Festival, the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, the San Diego Blues Festival, and many more; Shane’s energetic performances and charismatic appeal have made him a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruises; Shane provided the house band for the nationally televised “Microsoft Insider Live”, appeared twice as a featured guest on Elwood Blues’ House of Blues Radio Hour, and has received airplay on hundreds of radio stations worldwide. Recently, Shane moved to Nashville, Tennessee and signed with the prestigious Intrepid Artists booking agency. This year he’ll be performing over 150 shows throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. On June 23, 2009 he will be releasing his first TWO internationally-distributed CDs. Shane Dwight’s rocket is definitely on the rise, and this is shaping up to be a one heck of a year for this genre-busting artist. © [Album Notes © http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dwightshane2#]

Shane Dwight is a charismatic and supremely talented guitarist, soulful vocalist, prolific songwriter and one of the brightest young up-and-coming stars on the rock/blues scene today. In the last two years, the Shane Dwight Band has been catapulted to the forefront of the West Coast Blues Scene. Appearing at prestigious concerts such as the Monterey Blues Festival, Reno Blues & Brews Festival, Portland Oregon Waterfront Blues Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, S.F. California Blues Festival, Central Valley Blues Festival, San Jose Comcast Jazz Festival, San Jose Metro Fountain Blues Festival and the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival (Eureka) etc., etc. The Shane Dwight Band has also performed at world famous nightclubs: Slims (Boz Skaggs Club), John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room, and Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco, B.B. Kings in Hollywood, Blue Cafe in Long Beach and Harvelle's in Santa Monica. Though Shane's music is blues based, the band's ability to cross over to a variety of different audiences is evidenced in their current concert schedule which has them working at venues as diverse as County Fairs, Disneyland Theme parks, opening up for Major Country, Blues, and Rock Stars and appearing as the house band on Microsoft's Nationally Broadcast television show, "Microsoft Insider LIVE." Shane has already been contacted by several concert promoters from around the United States as well as Europe for the 2005 Festival season. These are just a few of the entities that recognize and appreciate the potential of Shane and his band and are expecting great things in their future. Shane and his band are getting rave reviews for every performance they play. The catalyst of Shane's growing popularity and fan base has been the unforeseen development of his soulful, country-tinged vocals and charismatic stage persona. Silicon Valley Metro's Marianne Messina quotes, "... In spite of 'old' influences, Shane Dwight is anything but dated ... Dwight hops up crowds wandering in from both hip-hop and rock clubs ... He's been known to incite the girls to crazy-wild behavior." Though he has only been singing and fronting his own band for a few years, continuous media exposure, "good press" and lots of radio play on local and Nationwide radio shows such as King Biscuit Radio and Dan Ackroyd's House of Blues Radio Hour has afforded Shane the opportunity to play extensively throughout the West Coast as he builds a loyal fan base in every city he plays. Shane is fast gaining the reputation of an excellent showman is performing at a maturity level well beyond his years. The Shane Dwight Band, known for it's high octane, dance 'till you drop Rock & Blues, is fast becoming the Sensation of the West Coast. The bands ability to draw a crowd is consistent and unparalleled as each show draws more and more fans who file in and literally 'Boogie' all night. © 1999-2009 by Associated Entertainment Consultants, Inc. All Rights Reserved http://www.associatedentertainment.com/aec/Music/Blues/Shane-Dwight-Band

"Plays The Blues" is an exceptionally good album of blues rock, and R&B with jazz and country tinges from the talented vocalist, songwriter and guitarist,Shane Dwight. The album features ten original Dwight tunes as well as a guest appearance by former Muddy Waters' axeman Bob Margolin. Shane has shared the bill with acts including John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, Taj Mahal, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Marshall Tucker, Elvin Bishop, Dave Mason, The Greg Kihn Band, Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son), Bob Margolin, Dennis Quaid, Indigenous, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Tommy Castro. Buy Shane's great "A Hundred White Lies" album and support great music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 99.9 Mb]


1. Bad News Morning 3:02
2. You're Gonna Want Me 3:21
3. She's So Sweet 2:27
4. Standing 3:36
5. Have Some of That 3:13
6. High Time (Live) 5:17
7. Pretty, Young and Mean (Live) 5:48
8. Don't B Flat (Live) 2:57
9. Ode to Albert (Live) 6:02
10. Boogie King (Live) 8:02

All songs composed by Shane Dwight


Shane Dwight - Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Bob Margolin - Slide Guitar
Jim Hawthorne - Bass Guitar
Jerome Kimsey - Drums
Danny Hull - Saxophone, Harmonica
Richard Rosenblatt - Harmonica
Mic Gillette - Trumpet


Over the past 10 years, Shane Dwight has performed over 2,000 live shows, released seven CDs with over 60,000 units sold, been a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (West Coast and East Coast), headlined and performed at some of the biggest music festivals around the world, including Beale Street Music Festival, Bayfront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, Ottawa Bluesfest and Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. He has performed with and/or shared the stage with a wide variety of some of the biggest names in music: B.B. King, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Night Ranger, The Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, Etta James, The Doobie Brothers and Jimmie Vaughan, to name a few. His music has been heard on hundreds of radio stations in over 30 different countries. Critical accolades have followed Shane Dwight wherever he has gone. Blues Revue magazine stated: “Shane Dwight is a talented musician and an impressive songwriter… Dwight’s guitar playing is as substantial as his songwriting.” The San Francisco Chronicle called him “a music sensation….;”Andrew Gilbert of the San Jose Mercury News said of Dwight: “Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force… Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer… he is an artist who’s creating a soulful Americana sound.” Born on the East Side of San Jose and raised on a horse ranch in Morgan Hill, California, it was a tough decision for Shane to pack up and move to Nashville to further pursue his musical career. But Shane immediately fell in love with Music City and knew it was the right decision. Within six months of living there, he quickly earned a reputation as a “guitarslinger.” The Nashville City Paper called him: “One of Music City’s prime guitar warriors, Shane Dwight excels in numerous situations from story songs and laments to explosive workouts and fiery duels. Shane Dwight’s playing and singing is consistently stellar, and frequently magnificent.” It doesn’t seem to matter what town Shane lives in or performs in, the critics always seem to agree: “He plays a mean guitar, whether he’s rocking, delving into roots, alt-country, R&B, or hitting you in the gut with searing, straight-ahead blues… he plays and sings with charisma, heart, and energy.” (Toledo Blade) Shane grew up with a family that listened to all types of music. Out on the ranch it was Willie, Hank and Waylon; but in the house his older sister was playing Ozzy, Hendrix and Zeppelin. Shane loved it all, but seemed to be drawn towards the blues as he got older. Shane considers himself an “American Artist” with influences from all of the above. Moving to Nashville three years ago proved to be a “double-edged sword.” On one hand, Shane signed a record deal, got signed with the prestigious Intrepid Artists International booking agency and became connected with some of the world’s best musicians, producers and managers. On the other hand, it put a huge stress on his marriage. Traveling on the road for 200 shows a year and being separated from his wife the majority of that time proved to be too much for both of them. Going through a separation and eventual divorce took a hard personal toll on Shane and his wife. It was during that time that Shane began writing songs for his latest – and best album – to date, A Hundred White Lies. © http://shanedwight.com/bio/


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w if needed is aoofc

progman said...

thankyou, yet another artist that goes unheard in the Land of Oz,no listings at the import shop again !! This dude is very good. cheers Pierre.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Pierre. Know any good Australian jazz rock bands (like Steely Dan)? Thanks...P