We are officially trembling with excitement to announce that the fabulous Shawn Jones will be returning to Irish shores for this year’s festival (and other gigs!!). Joined this year by Stephen Inglis Music – DO NOT MISS THESE GUYS when they appear in Frank Owens Yard on Saturday afternoon AND/OR Grannie Annies on Sunday.
Here’s a wee taster of Shawn’s latest video to whet your appetite…😁😁😁👍 Yeeeeessssssssss sur !
Armed with a powerful and affecting voice, compelling songs, and virtuoso guitar skills, SHAWN JONES has been captivating his audiences for 25 years. Whether solo or with his blues/rock trio he’s been making his mark throughout the U.S., Ireland, United Kingdom and European Union.
Shawn has five studio albums and one live album under his belt. Shawn opened for five-time Grammy winning legend Robert Cray on a 16 date theater tour of the UK in the summer of 2018. Early on, he was managed by the late, great Waylon Jennings, which earned him the opportunity to tour and record with him.
Shawn has shared bills with many renowned musicians, including B.B. King, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Derek Trucks, Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, and many others.
Stephen Inglis is a versatile Guitar Slinger and Word Singer !!
He crosses genres, yet his music always radiates integrity. Born and raised in Honolulu, he plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar.
He records and tours with the most respected traditional musicians. His duet album with legend Dennis Kamakahi, Waimaka Helelei, won Hawaii’s highest musical honor, a Na Hoku Hanohano Award, and the CD is on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Barely out of his teens, Stephen formed a group with legendary Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzmann.
Along with his strong respect for tradition, Stephen is a creative innovator. His album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning him a Hawaii Music Award. He has made three albums of his own singer-songwriter originals, acoustic and electric. His latest album, “Cut The Dead Some Slack” Grateful Dead interpreted Slack Key style,
has been garnering rave reviews worldwide.
Stephen lives the music life to the full: club gigs, concerts, festivals, touring, recording. He has played to sold out crowds at esteemed venues such as The Barns at Wolftrap and the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley.