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“Opener Shane Piasecki was also fantastic. I wasn’t familiar with Piasecki, but he really sounded great and had an awesome, dry sense of humor. He definitely made the most of his 35 minutes, including covering “Mercury Blues.””

"Ohio born, Nashville based singer/songwriter Shane Piasecki is the essence of the DIY artist – a man who has released three records on his own, at times playing over 300 shows in a year to share his message, and his sound."

"The singer-songwriter offers his trademark heartfelt acoustic numbers with “New to Town” and “Wings of Wax,” and plugs in the electric guitar and rocks with “Feels Alright” and “Night Like This.”

"I walk away feeling that contagious, breezy vibe that Set You Free embraces. Shane Piasecki is radiant, laid-back, and viewing the future through yellow-tinted shades. And he’s ‘Roller Gone.’"

“Piasecki – resembling some mashed up hybrid of Ed Norton, Bob Dylan, and James Franco – captivated the audience with his shaggy dog charm, playing guitar and harmonica and vocalizing, with studied casual aplomb.”

“Ever wished you could be there when a future superstar musical artist arrives on the scene? Well, that time is now and the artist is Shane Piasecki.”

“Shane Piasecki Liberty Center, Ohio graduate has worked with well-known musicians, Dave Roe, Mila Mason and songwriter Chris Gantry. Roe, who played bass for Cash during the 1990s and befriended Piasecki. “It had to be one of the best sets ever heard,” Piasecki said in reaction to the first time he played with Roe in Nashville. Following their first meeting, Roe agreed to work with Piasecki on “Monday Creek.” Roe assembled a group of musicians in Nashville such as guitarist Doug Lancio (who works with John Hiatt and Patty Griffin), Mike Schrimpf on keyboards and Raconteurs drummer Patrick Keeler. “We hit it off as friends,” Roe said of Piasecki. “I love his music and I think he’ll do real well.” Roe said Piasecki has a different take on things when he writes. In the song “Camping,” Piasecki sings, “I like our chances if we just stay here/and live off crackers water and beer/nobody here to do us any harm/and I’ve fallen asleep in my baby’s arms.” ”

Written by Nick Bruno | | nbruno@toledofreepress.com - Free Press

“Shane Piasecki received endorsement by Martin Guitar, Inc. “All for Coffee” as a combination of “great lyrics, tremendous melodies, gifted vocals” (Mike McIntyre, 97.1 RQQ) “A first-rate collection of songs, top-notch production values, and a consistent sense of purpose” (Rod Lockwood, Toledo Blade.) “Piasecki delivers his songs with comfort toward the audience” – Emerson Heart (Tonic) Self-released CD, “All for Coffee” reach number one on the Detroit Music Collective Retail Chart, and number 19 on the national Alliance of Independent Media Sales Chart. “An anodyne strut!” (Americana UK), “Perfect for the catalogue of indie-rocker Jessie Malin” (Roots Time Belgium), “A mix of romanticism and humor!” (Graffiti).”

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“The disc is the first since Piasecki -- who has played around Toledo since he was a teenager -- moved to Nashville several years ago. It was produced by Dave Roe, a bass player and producer who has worked with Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and Billy Joe Shaver. He also played bass on John Mellencamp's "No Better Than This." A first listen to Piasecki's new disc reveals an artist who has matured considerably as he sheds a more power-pop sensibility and ventures into material that is more complex, thoughtful, and rough-hewn. Look for a full review in next Thursday's Weekender Sounds column.”

Rod Lockwood - The Blade