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Shawn Persinger Is Prester John

One Man Band from New Haven, CT - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$400 - $1500 per event
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."
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2012
Aug
10
Guitar Intensives
Bar Harbor, ME
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2012
Aug
5
Guitar Intensives
Bar Harbor, ME
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2012
Jul
14
Leon's
New Haven, CT
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2012
Jun
8
Private Function
Burlington, VT
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2012
Jun
2
Private Function
Burlington, VT
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2012
Apr
29
Barcelona
Norwalk, CT
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mrs. Robinson
Simon and Garfunkel
Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
Bubble Toes
Jack Johnson
Originals
Prester John
Don't Think Twice
Bob Dylan
Melt With You
Modern English
Over My Head (Cable Car)
The Fray
Jockey Full of Bourbon
Tom Waits
Me and Julio
Paul Simon
One Man Band
Weddings
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Happy Hours
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Christmas Parties
High School Reunions
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Memorial Services
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Private Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Anniversaries
School Assemblies
New Year's Eve Parties
Oktoberfest Parties
Dinner Dances
Studio Session
Wedding Cocktail Hours
College Reunions
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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.
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