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Sean Shiel is a solo acoustic performer based out of a small town in northern Illinois. His music is an eclectic mix of high energy acoustic stylings that defy the traditional definition of the American folk singer. He tours the greater midwest region and beyond, performing over 100+ shows a year. Prominantly a guitar player and singer, Sean draws upon a lifetime of influences to produce a sound that is his own. This rootsy fusion of bluegrass, funk, folk, and a few made up words will surely get those feet stompin. . Thriving most in the live setting and averaging a hundred+ shows a year, Sean has toured and performed throughout the midwest, appearing at such festivals as 10,000 Lakes...Bella Sol...Bella Madre...Bella Vida...Fat Fest...Log Jam...Campout Roots Festival & Gathering...Strip Mines Music Fest...Operation Adaptation...Feel Good Fest...Blottopia...New Earth Festival...Lounging in Romance...FUNK YOU 2010...Jam for Jam Music Festival...Peace Conspiracy's Annual Community Festival...Hoodilidoo Music & Art Fest, and many more... Sean has been fortunate enough to share the festival lineup with a myriad of amazing bands and musicians, including Phil Lesh & Friends, Dave Matthews Band, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Umphrey's McGee, String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Mickey Hart Band, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks Band, The Flaming Lips, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Little Feat, Galactic, Wookiefoot, Lotus, Particle, MOFRO, EOTO, Cornmeal, The Disco Biscuits, Dark Star Orchestra, Family Groove Company, Garaj Mahal, Backyard Tire Fire, and Fat Maw Rooney, to list a few. YOU CAN CATCH SEAN SHIEL EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT AT MACKEY'S HIDEOUT, in McHenry, IL~