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Shea Welsh, the Baltimore born, east coast raised, Los Angeles transplant, is a guitarist, songwriter and producer.
As a guitarist, he has logged in countless hours as a session player with the industries top producers such as Trickey Stewart on Raven Symone’s recordings, and Daniel Lanois with The Jane Carrey Band. As a sideman he has shared the stage with many of the world’s finest musicians including Flea, bassist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, and John Taylor, bassist of Duran Duran.
Shea is also quite active in the Jazz world as well. A recent performance of note was at the 2011 Panama Jazz Festival where he was also a featured clinician as well as performer. He also has a regular Thursday night Jazz and Blues gig at PIPS on LaBrea, with LA's finest jazz musicians including Joey Heredia (Diane Reeves, Stevie Wonder) on drums and Stan Sargeant
(The Jazz Crusaders, Al Jarreau) on bass.
His song writing skills have landed him placements on projects as diverse as the TV show Lincoln Heights and records by the R&B group Christion.
More recently, Shea has taken on the roll of producer, working with The Jane Carrey Band as well as emerging artists Alaska Reid and Alec Benjamin.
Shea has also distinguished himself as an educator. He is a University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar faculty member and has written two instructional books for The Alfred Publishing Company: Blues Guitar Lessons Volume I and II.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music from Towson University in Baltimore Maryland and a Master of Music Degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar from The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.