Shawn Persinger is among the most innovative and eclectic composers, guitarists, singer/songwriters performing today. He's been called a cross between The Violent Femmes and Leo Kottke; Stravinsky composed for AC/DC; a mix of Ani DiFranco and John McLaughlin; Michael Hedges plays The Minutemen; but what he really is, is what countless critics have written, A true original. Drawing on a wealth of influences Shawn has combined the best of rock, jazz, folk, concert, world music and the avant-garde to develop a sound that is uniquely his own.
From his work with the groundbreaking avant-rock band, Boud Deun, to his solo guitar music; his aggressive folksinger style to his pieces for the “concert” music world; Shawn has proven that his musical sensibility is unlimited. Shawn has released three solo CDs in the past four years: “Peerless,” “Reasonable Horse,” and his most recently released record, “The Art of Modern/Primitive Guitar,” all of which have earned him international popular and critical acclaim.
Praise for his playing ability and composition style by publications as far reaching as Rolling Stone, Guitar World, The Washington Post, The Village Voice and countless others, has enabled Shawn to tour, and sell CDs, worldwide. With continuous national airplay, an endorsement from Elixir Guitar Strings and support from Taylor Guitars’ “Discover the Indies” program Shawn is continuing to develop a wide and diverse following throughout the world.