Shawn James on playthisriff

Shawn James is featured on PlayThisRiff with the track ” Hellhound” from his new solo album titled, On The Shoulders of Giants. Segment is posted HERE. The new album streets on June 17th and pre-sales for all formats including digital, CD and vinyl LP begins on May 7th at Maximum Volume Music calls his songwriting “brilliantly compelling.” is an online platform created by Bob Balch of Fu Manchu, where he offers in-depth lesson videos by guitar players like Matt Pike (High on Fire, SLEEP), Wino (The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan), Brant Bjork (Kyuss, The Operators), Mike Scheidt (YOB) and many others. Shawn James commented “I am honored to be included along side artists I really respect and hope I’ll have the chance to add another segment soon.”

On The Shoulders of Giants, features Shawn James on vocals, guitar, kick drum and tambourine. The nine tracks on the album are 1. ” Hellhound,” 2. “Belly of the Beast,” 3. “When it Rains it Pours,” 4. “Snake Eyes,” 5. “Delilah,” 6. “Back Down,” 7. “Lift Us Up,” 8. “Captain Stormalong,” and 9. “Preacher Foretold.” Shawn James notes “I booked Sun Studio in Memphis for this record because of the vintage recording gear and rich musical history. I knocked out the tracking in just three hours.”

He is endorsed by Republic Guitars (Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Winter). His original songs have been licensed for TV shows like Shameless (season five), Reckless (CBS) and Discovery Channel’s Yukon Men. Harley Davidson and PlayStation have also used tracks, and Spotify has included him to official playlists.

Saturday, April 16th at Rites of Spring Festival at Vino’s (w/The Shapeshifters) in Little Rock, AR
Sunday, April 17th at Rites of Spring Festival at Vino’s (solo) in Little Rock, AR
Saturday, April 23rd at Norman Music Festival in Norman, OK
Saturday, May 28th at Westport Roots Festival in Kansas City, MO
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