US singer-songwriter Shawn James is pleased to announce a headline show at Voodoo, Belfast on Wednesday, May 15th 2019. Shawn’s new album ‘The Dark & The Light’ was released on March 22nd.
Take one listen to Shawn James’ music and you can hear his roots in the Mississippi Delta by way of growing up on the fabled South Side of Chicago, his authentic, gutbucket blend of blues, folk, and soul music running the gamut of ecstatic joy and painful anguish.
The singer-songwriter has previously released four full-length albums, including his debut, Shadows, a live record (Live at the Heartbreak House), a covers EP (The Madrid Sessions) and the original songs of his most recent effort, On the Shoulders of Giants. His much anticipated new release, The Dark & The Light’ is available now on indie label Parts + Labor Records, produced and recorded by Jimmy Messer (AWOLNation, Kelly Clarkson, Kygo, The White Buffalo).
James is a road dog, the hellhounds at his heels, performing more than 200 dates a year, including a November 12th appearance at the fabled Troubadour in Los Angeles. His songs have been featured on HBO, CBS and Sony Playstation’s The Last of Us 2. His track, “Through the Valley,” topped Spotify’s Global Viral Charts, while generating more than 60 million streams combined on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
His aching cover of Macy Gray’s “I Try” for GRAMMY.com’s “GRAMMY ReImagined” feature takes the original, a three-time nominee (for both Record and Song of the Year) and winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2000 to the church, bringing out the wrenching anguish and yearning at its core. View video – BELOW: