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Jon Shain

US Durham, NC Folk / Blues / Americana


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Sounds Like: John Hiatt, Jorma Kaukonen, Randy Newman, Steve Forbert, Keb' Mo'

Label: Flyin' Records

Manager: Jennifer Delaney Management

Bio: Jon Shain is the rare folkie who truly brings the "chops" to his songs along with the lyrics. The last few years Shain has been headlining esteemed listening rooms up and down the East Coast in addition to doing some of the highest profile shows of his career – opening sold out theatre shows for ... See Full Bio

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Jon Shain news - 2 shows in Triangle area this month http://rvrb.fm/1nODitO

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Jun 24, 2009
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  • Sun

    Nov 9

    Hillsborough, NC, US | 3:00pm
    House Concert
    Hillsborough, NC, US
    Sun Nov 09 3:00pm


    House concert open to the public. Your host will be Stephen Stiebel. Call him at 919-880-7033 for reservations and directions.

  • Sat

    Nov 29

    Cary, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Cary, NC, US
    Sat Nov 29 8:00pm


    Six String Presents - The Post Turkey Day Jam benefit show.

  • Sat

    Jan 10

    Saxapahaw, NC, US | 8:00pm
    Dance Barn House Concerts
    Saxapahaw, NC, US
    Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:00pm


    7pm potluck, 8:15pm show. Your host is Beth Lavinder Williams. Call her at 919--812-7480 or email her at bethlavinder@gmail.com for reservations and directions.

  • Fri

    Jan 16

    New Bern, NC, US | 8:00pm

    New Bern, NC, US
    Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:00pm
  • Thu

    Feb 12

    Jacksonville, FL, US | 7:30pm

    Jacksonville, FL, US
    Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:30pm


    Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Rupert Wates was born in London, and he is “a ridiculously talented musician,” said Kitchen Sink House Concerts in Arizona. He has been a full-time songwriter since 1992 when he signed an exclusive deal with Eaton Music Publishing. He has written songs in all kinds of styles for all kinds of artists. Wayne Slater-Lunsford, writing in Concerts In Your Home reviews, said Rupert is “one of those rare artists who leaves an audience better than he found them.” Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange considers him “a prime figure in American music who’s just biding his time until he’s discovered.” And Ryan Moore of AMP The Magazine wrote that he is “more compelling, more sympathetic and more emotionally accessible than many other modern performers.” - See more at: http://www.rupertwatesmusic.com/bio#sthash.QTlVK7Dm.dpuf

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  • Gypsy Wagon (Artist) Gypsy Wagon
    Awesome sound
  • Kindred Spirit (Artist) Kindred Spirit
    Great stuff! Keep it going!
  • Aira Winterland (Artist) Aira Winterland
    Acoustic guitar...the best. great voice. Peace to the world Aira
  • The Commanderrs (Artist) The Commanderrs
    The Barber's told us to check you out. Great music, we hope to hear you live in Durham!
  • egon erger (Artist) egon erger
    stopped by and found the remarkable "cut out bin“. very well done! really enjoyed the listen. best wishes and success, egon erger
  • Jeff Mix (Artist) Jeff Mix
    Keep up the hard work, i see a lot of dates !
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