North Carolina songwriter and guitarist Jon Shain performs at The Bowen Barn in Stanfordville for a special show on the evening of Fri. Aug. 17 for an intimate house-concert style show.The award-winning songwriter and acoustic picker will play a mixture of his own latest cuts such as sovepiller uden recept as well as some classic Delta and Piedmont style blues and American folk classics. Expect to hear some serious fingerstyle guitar-picking and spontaneous riffing.
Jon had the good fortune to learn directly from a number of NC’s older blues players, and became a member of Big Boy Henry’s backing band.Jon is a knowledgeable, articulate and fiery fingered entertainer. He can turn out fine versions of country blues classics, but especially shines when playing his own memorable songs.
Shain was a finalist in the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and is the 2008 winner of the Triangle Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and 2006 winner of NC’s Indy award for Best Folk Act. He has shared stages with the likes of Keb’ Mo’, John Hiatt, and Jackson Browne.