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Daryl Shawn

Composer, songwriter and improviser Daryl Shawn is a genre-hopping guitarist with an appetite for varied situations. Currently using the nylon-string guitar as his primary instrument, he weds his command of flamenco and classical techniques with a harmonic imagination grounded in jazz and the abandon of a rocker as he explores a wealth of solo and collaborative opportunities.

He is an active composer for solo guitar, having written complete suites of music for two weddings (collected on his 2008 release “As Promised”), as well as a growing body of more experimental pieces. Building on his experience as a songwriter for twenty years in a variety of rock and pop bands, he released a full-length collection of solo vocal songs in 2007 and is writing for several upcoming releases featuring two different groups, plus another starring a stable of different vocalists.

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