Shawn Pittman
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Rock, Blues
Austin, TX
Delta Groove Records

Shawn Pittman

Texas-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Shawn Pittman was born October 13th,1974 in a small town in Oklahoma. He grew up hearing Buddy Holly,Chuck Berry and his grandmother Juanita James playing stride piano. As a teenager, he heard the records from the likes of Jimmy Reed,Elmore James and Albert King and was has been hooked on blues guitar ever since. Shawn is not flashy, and he realizes the spaces between the notes are as important as the notes themselves. Tone and melody are just as important to Pittman’s way of thinking, as fast and flashy runs up and down the guitar neck.

When it comes to CD output, there are three levels: productive, prolific, and Shawn Pittman. In 2009 and 2010, Shawn, who first broke nationally in the late 90s, has released two CDs in each year. His latest, “Undeniable” is, incredibly, the eighth album for a guy only 35 years old! His latest stateside release “Undeniable,” contains ten of eleven original songs and is titled as such, according to Pittman, because “It’s simple: when you hear this record, you can’t deny the fact that it’s fundamentally sound, good blues. I don’t use any pedals; I get my tone from my fingers, guitar and amp… I write and sing my own songs” Pittman and Stuart Sullivan did the producing.

Also available for 2010, in both Europe and here, is his seventh release, the aptly titled “Too Hot”(not a slow Blues song on it!). It was recorded in 2009 in a studio in Italy on Pittman and the band’s only day off from his tenth tour across the pond. They recorded “live” in the studio and knocked out 15 songs! Feeling Good Productions, an agency owned by Tano Ro based out of Milan, Italy had earlier released a compilation of Pittman’s first four albums “Movin and Groovin” (from ’99-’05).

Most recently Shawn has released a record that was recorded in 2000 with his friends the Moeller brothers (The Fabulous Thunderbirds). The record was released in Europe (although it has surfaced stateside) and is his 9th CD. The record was only supposed to be used for promotion in Europe by a booking agency but seems to have gotten out a little further than expected. It has received great reviews.

Shawn is currtenly finishing a new record for release in spring of 2011 for Delta Groove Records.


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