Our motto is "Three Chords and The Truth." Making music is the best way to unwind. Think of a prisoner breaking out of his rusty cage or a blind man crying out from the darkness. My songs are based on stark reality. From my life experiences, I have composed fifteen original songs in Country, Blues, Bluegrass, and Inspirational genres. I have completed songwriting workshops conducted by recording artists Larry Gatlin and Donna Hughes. My musical passion includes music history and current artistic trends. I perform cover songs by various recording artists in all genres. I am willing to perform solo as well as collaborate with other artists. I am available to perform for general audiences at any event. I am also available to conduct music history workshops .
SUPER G EXPERIENTIAL RESIDENCY, Greensboro, NC 2010-Present
September, 2010 Resident.
Conducted live video workshops on music history featuring Country, Rock, Bluegrass, and Inspirational genres. Videos consist of live performances of cover songs along with stories behind the artists and songs. Videos are available for viewing on www.ustream.tv under Super G Experiential Residency category. Videos also available on Google videos under Shane Swaim category.
HIGH LONESOME STRINGS BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION, Greensboro, NC 2009-Present
Association President, Board Member, Rhythm Guitarist, and Vocalist
Perform with local Bluegrass artists at weekly 3 hour jam sessions. Coordinate and participate in association meetings and jam sessions at Greensboro Cultural Center, Hagan Stone Park, Brown’s Ole Opry, Greensboro Fun Fourth, Greensboro Festival of Lights, Stonefield Cellars Winery, and other venues in the Piedmont Triad. Assist with stage and sound setup as needed. Coordinate and assist volunteers with High Lonesome Strings sponsored Bluegrass festivals and events throughout the year.
VARIOUS PERFORMANCE VENUES, Piedmont Triad NC
Perform all music genres during regular weekly open mic sets at Brewballs Pub in Burlington, NC. Also perform open mic sets at Greensboro venues such as Tate Street Coffee House, The Creative Center, The Blind Tiger and The Flatiron. Perform regularly at Lebanon Baptist Ministries Kids Connect and Singspiraton. Sing tenor in church choir and at annual Singing Christmas Tree.
SOUNDWAVE STUDIOS, SUMMERFIELD, NC
Recorded 7 track compact disc featuring cover songs and original compositions. Accompanied by studio bass player.
Master of Science in Education – Social Science, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Certificate of Study in Accounting, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
Musical instruments include 1965 Gibson J-45, 1995 Martin D1-R, and 2008 Yamaha FG730S acoustic guitars.
Video and additional photos are on my Facebook page. CD and references available upon request.