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Northern California native, now Nashville-based, Shane Dwight is a young American Roots Music artist for the 21st century – a killer blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them, and an introspective singer-songwriter whose voice rings true at alt-country, Americana, R&B, and flat-out Rock N Roll. There is no pigeonhole for Shane Dwight, and no single corral can hold this bucking bronco. Shane’s talent is so fierce and his inspiration so strong that his music draws in equal measure from classic blues and urban R&B, from alt-country and modern rock without compromising his integrity or missing a beat.
In 2002 he easily won the Monterey Blues Festival Battle of the Bands. Since that time Shane has released several self-produced CDs with sales exceeding 50,000 units and has kept up a hectic schedule, appearing at countless clubs and festival Main Stages including Florida's "Springing the Blues" Festival , Monterey Blues Festival, the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Beale Street Music Festival, Thunder Bay Blues Festival and many more. Shane's energetic performances and charismatic appeal have made him a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise; Shane provided the house band for the nationally televised "Microsoft Insider Live" TV show, and has appeared three times as a featured artist on Elwood Blues' House of Blues Radio Hour.
Recently, Shane moved to Nashville, Tennessee and signed a "record deal" with Vizztone Label Group. On June 23, 2009 he released his first TWO internationally-distributed CDs. His CD "Plays the Blues" has consistently been in the "top 40" on the Blues Roots Music Chart. His other CD "Gimme Back My Money" which was also released on June 23rd, is currently receiving radio play on Triple-A radio stations throughout the US. This year he'll be performing over 150 shows throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.
To learn more about Shane Dwight visit his website: