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Hal Shows

Hal Shows

Rock / pop / R&B Tallahassee, FL  US
Easy Street
Easy Street
Gimme One More
Gimme One More
Millie's Theme
Millie's Theme
soho ranger
soho ranger
black, black (no trade back)
black, black (no trade back)




  • 2013

    Jul 6

    Monticello, FLORI, US | 8:00pm

    The 1st Annual Willow Pond Summertime Jam - on July 6th - lots of bands, vendors, camping etc. https://www.facebook.com/events/362257977217835/

  • 2013

    Feb 2

    Monticello Fl., 32344, US | 4:00pm

    We are thrilled to be in the line up at this music festival at Willow Pond Plantation in Monticello Fl. There will be bands and solo acts performing from 11 am till the festival ends around 1am Sunday morning.



Bio: Florida poet and musician Hal Shows is a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. A chapbook of his poems, A Breath for Nothing, appeared from the Anhinga Press in 1977. In 1980, Mr. Shows founded the post-punk rock band Persia...See Full Bio

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"Falling somewhere in the middle of a musical Bermuda triangle (Dick Dale, the Talking Heads and Ennio Morricone being the three points) this track [Hal Shows' "Black, Black, No Trade Back," from the 1999 release Whitman's Sampler] manages to find its own voice. Twitchy organ vamps and a serious reverb on guitar mark a tune on which the emphasis is the structure rather than quick-picking. Great bridge and a strange David Byrne-sounding 'meep...meepmeep' make the four minutes fly by." --Andrew Dansby, Rolling Stone, 2000 (Editors’ MP3 of the Day) "Hal Shows' songs are as rawboned as the best Creedence Clearwater Revival; they link personal frustration and political rage without wasting a word or a note." --Jon Pareles, New York Times, 1986 "Conscious rather than correct, without a hint of hard-cores parracidal/mysogynistic hysteria, this eight-song EP is constricted and expansive, sour and ebullient at once . . ." --Robert Christgau, Village Voice, 1984

— Various See Item), Rolling Stone, New York Times, Village Voice

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