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One Man Band from New Haven, CT - Will travel up to 10 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2011
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$400 - $1500
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Shawn Persinger is among the most innovative and eclectic singer/songwriters and guitarists performing today. He's been called a cross between Jack Johnson and Leo Kottke; The Beatles meet AC/DC; a mix of Ani DiFranco and Frank Zappa; all with an acoustic guitar and voice (and sometimes a mandolin). Drawing on a wealth of influences Shawn has combined the best of rock, jazz, folk and world music to develop a sound that is uniquely his own, all the while paying homage to those that have come before.
Taylor Guitars' Wood and Steel once wrote, Persinger has defined his career by playing hard-to-define music. One minute you're hearing a
pop/rock song in the tradition of Cat Stevens or Jack Johnson, the next you're listening to music that could have been composed by
Hendrix or Frank Zappa. When it comes to traditional and mainstream styles Prester John's authenticity is also difficult to match; his bluegrass repertoire sounds straight out of Appalachia (no doubt due to his West Virginia roots) and his swing tunes recall the bygone days of Django Reinhardt & The Hot Club of France. The ease and flexibility they display traversing and transcending genres is practically unheard of in this day and age.
Since 1999 Shawn has been touring the planet, playing on 5 continents, in 35 countries and countless cities. Success has followed him throughout Europe, Asia and, of course, North America. He is currently touring the states and is continuing to develop sounds that, like Tom Mulhern of Guitar Shop said, "Will have your fingers wondering if they can do that."
Please note Shawn Persinger Is Prester John
will also travel to Wallingford, Cheshire, Clinton, Madison, Westbrook, Marion, Milldale, Cutchogue, East Marion, Greenport, Guilford, Old Saybrook, Peconic, Southold, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Mattituck, Centerbrook, New Suffolk, Shelter Island Heights, Branford, Deep River, Essex, Laurel, Orient, Cobalt, Middle Haddam, New Britain, North Branford, Pequabuck.