BAEBLE FIRST PLAY: Shawn James Premieres
  • THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

  • Posted by: Lea Weatherby




Blues rocker Shawn James looks and sounds like a man who was born ruminating about guitar chords, life's burdens and the wickedness of man. In the new video for "Belly of the Beast" a track off of his forthcoming album, On The Shoulder Of Giants, James' gorgeously weathered vocals burn through the sinister plucking of his guitar strings, resulting in an enduring ballad about a man built to create and obliged to endure.

"I grew up singing in gospel churches on the South Side of Chicago. Its there that I really cut my teeth and learned how to harness my voice. Recording these songs at Sun Studio gave them a new twist with the old school recording techniques used to create a classic and unique sound. I couldn't imagine a better atmosphere to record this song in."- Shawn James

Pick up his new album, On The Shoulder Of Giants when it drops on June 17

Check the tour dates below to catch James and his swamp metal band, Shawn James & the Shapeshifters.

Thursday, May 19th at The Dip in Redding, CA
Friday, May 20th at Sassafras in Carson City, NV
Saturday, May 21st at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, CA
Sunday, May 22nd at Dive Bar in Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, May 24th at Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday, May 25th at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, AZ
Friday, May 27th at Barleycorn's in Wichita, KS
Saturday, May 28th at Westport Roots Festival in Kansas City, MO
Thursday, June 2nd at Duffy's Tavern in Lincoln, NE
Friday, June 3rd at J-Rods in Kearney, NE
Saturday, June 4th at Choice City Stomp Fest in Ft. Collins
Sunday, June 5th at Stage Stop in Rollins, CO
Tuesday, June 7th at Lefty's in Des Moines, IA
Wednesday, June 8th at Reggie's in Chicago, IL
Thursday, June 9th at 5th Quarter in Indianapolis, IN
Friday, June 10th at Brass Rail in Ft. Wayne, IN
Saturday, June 11th TBA
Thursday, June 16 at Majestic Cafe in Detroit, MI with In The Whale
Friday, June 17th at Wille's Local in Lexington, KY
Friday, August 16th at Leftwoods in Amarillo, TX
Saturday, October 29th at The Fest in Gainesville, FL

[Video by David Arteaga/Photo by Anna Hutchison]

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