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Shawn Waggoner

Member sinceOctober 12, 2012
MembersGreg Schochet, Mark Raynes, Eric Moon, David Farrell, Glenn Taylor
InfluencesNeko Case, Gillian Welch, Patti Griffin, First Aid Kit
Artist Biography:
Shawn Waggoner began her music career in Austin as the lead singer of the successful blues band, Blue Recluse. In '97, the band went on hiatus and Waggoner composed songs for her first cd, Contemplating Cacti. With a new focus on original, acoustic music, Waggoner teamed up with bassist David Farrell for three more cds under the name of Shawn Waggoner and the Tumblyweeds. Each made its mark on the alternative-folk and Americana genres.

In 2011, Waggoner began work on her fifth cd, Goodbye Raven, which marks a departure for the singer songwriter in its full band sound. From rockers like Boat and Placebo to the ambient and beautiful Butterfly and My Perfect Death, lyrics and melody weave a mesmerizing tale for both the emotional and intellectual listener.

Waggoner made a name for herself in Austin, Texas, before calling Colorado home. She has played mountain venues such as Bongo Billy’s Salida Café and The Princess in Crested Butte, as well as regional festivals such as Swallow Hill’s Shady Grove Series, the Swallow Hill Folk Festival, The Denver Performing Arts Festival, the Artwalk Longmont, the Greeley Arts Picnic, The Loveland Cherry Pie Social and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

More by Shawn Waggoner:

Black Coffee
Goodbye Raven
Green Shoes

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