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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: March 21, 1963 | Died: September 26, 2003

Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 - September 26, 2003) was an American musician, composer and polymath. He quickly became a noted player in underground guitar circles and joined Black Oak Arkansas when he was just fourteen years old.

He is best known for his solo album Powers of Ten and his long stint with former John McLaughlin bassist Jonas Hellborg.

Shawn Lane was born in Memphis, Tennessee. At the age of eight he accompanied his sisters on the piano, but did not play guitar seriously until he was ten. Lane progressed very rapidly on the guitar, and he found it to be his natural instrument. At thirteen, he began to practice heavily, developing his technical abilities. Word began to spread around Memphis about a talented young guitar player, and at fourteen he auditioned for the lead guitar spot in Black Oak Arkansas. Black Oak Arkansas had been a popular country rock band but at the time when Lane joined the band's popularity was declining. At age fifteen Lane saw Allan Holdsworth perform at a UK concert and was inspired to develop his own method of playing guitar. Shawn toured with Black Oak Arkansas for the next four years. As the original band members dropped out, Lane began recruiting players from his high school days and began to play a style closer to fusion than the country rock style for which the band was known....
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Featured recording “The Tri-Tone Fascination”

The Tri-Tone Fascination

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    Powers Of Ten ; Live

    Talking Elephant Records
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    Powers Of Ten

    Talking Elephant Records
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