Shawn is the front man for Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, a 5 piece rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. At first glimpse, you might confuse them with a bluegrass or metal band. Influenced by every type of music, and growing up in several heavy and folky bands, the sound is not what you would expect. With a different vibe for every ep put out so far, they truly utilize the phrase “shapeshifters”.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous to be recording where legends like B.B. King, Elvis, Johnny Cash & Howlin’ Wolf recorded but it’s also an inspiration that’s pushing me to become better.
This record will be a one-man-band blues/folk album recorded live in the vein of Son House, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson & other old blues giants. David Arteaga will be documenting the whole experience with pictures and videos so stay tuned!