Shawn James

Shawn James

credit: Michelle Mavrides

Hey there, this is Shawn James.
I’ve had way too many writers think they could sum me up & relay what I’m about from an hour long conversation so they could write my “bio” but I’ve had it. Screw that. I’ll tell it in my own words.

I was born & raised In Chicago, Illinois.
I grew up on the south side of the city where I attended a gospel church. I was always around a lot of heartfelt soulful music & hardworking, real, down to earth people. Although I no longer abide by any religion, I value the times I had and how they shaped me to be what I am now.

I’ve moved around quite a bit living in all different parts of the US. While absorbing all sorts of different cultures from here & around the world, I’ve developed my own sound.

I started releasing my own music in 2012 and haven’t stopped since.
I play a wide range of music from folk to blues, r&b, Gospel to rock, metal & alotta things in between.
The main constant amongst all the genres would be that it’s all done with emotion, feeling, heart & a lotta soul.
I mean what I say & deeply feel what I play.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Brand Partnership, Gear Endorsement, Other Artists to Tour With, Sync/Music Supervisors

Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Soul
From: Seattle, WA