A collection of fun songs recorded by Shane and his friends over the course of one coffee-ful month, using an eight-track reel-to-reel tape machine. Many tracks feature full-band arrangement. The album was mastered by Don Grossinger.
“Songs From Pretoria”
released: dec 31, 2011
Ten of the many songs that Shane wrote over the course of five months in Southern Africa. They tend to be introspective and reflective. Recorded at Supermagic Studios in Pennsylvania.
released: may 1, 2010
Acoustic songs, written by Shane between the ages of six and twenty years. Songs range from light-hearted to thought-provoking; the allure of the highway is woven throughout.
“Pretty Good Songs Volume VII”
released: july 11, 2009
Shane’s first official solo release. Available only by special request. There are a limited number remaining.
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About (scroll to read)
I was adopted. Maybe. My older brothers told me that they found me, living naked under a log in the woods of Pennsylvania. They took me home and convinced my mum to let them keep me. I now doubt the authenticity of most of this account, although I do fiercely cling to my affinity for my native Pennsylvania.
My first instrument was the kazoo. I soon moved on, writing 7 songs on guitar when I was 6 years old. Then, I quit playing guitar cause my super-arsesome brother made fun of me in front of his cool friends for my strange style.
When I was 8 years old, I saw a kindly, beardly man playing a drumset made of buckets in Baltimore. Something broke in the atmosphere that night. From that time on, I was the plight of my pop’s tool shop. I was a chubby, little bucket-stashing rat. I went home and made myself a bucket drumset. On the center garbage can, I spray-painted “BS,” which stood for “Bucket Set,” of course. Music has been a way of life ever since I was young.
In recent years, I have hit the byways by way of the melody. A lot of my songs are about traveling. I have kicked around Southern Africa and crossed North America with friends made through the singing of my silly, home-seeking songs. I have been to Southeast Asia for music, and I plan to keep exploring the world, dangling by the strings of my guitar.
I have released four official albums, three of which are available on iTunes; “Good Times” (2012) “Songs From Pretoria” (2011) and “Going Places” (2010). You may hear the title, “Going Places,” and think it to be some silly proclamation of big dreams. Nope. It is more of an observation; I like to go places. I like to be places. It is not named for some deep-seated desire for a successful musical career. I already have that. You know how I know my music is successful? My grandad recently told me that he uses my first album, “Pretty Good Songs: Volume VII” as his alarm clock every morning!
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