Durham-based songwriter and guitarist Jon Shain performs at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, the night of Fri. Mar. 10.
The award-winning songwriter and acoustic picker is touring in support of his latest CD release with Joe Newberry, Crow the Dawn, which has garnered a lot of airplay, nationally. Expect to hear some serious fingerstyle guitar-picking and spontaneous riffing.
Shain had the good fortune to learn directly from a number of NC’s older blues players, and became a member of Big Boy Henry’s backing band. Jon is a knowledgeable, articulate and fifiery-fingered entertainer. He can turn out fine versions of country blues classics, but especially shines when playing his own memorable songs.
Shain got his start with old area favorite roots rockers Flyin’ Mice and was a finalist in the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and the 2008 winner of the Triangle Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and 2006 winner of NC’s Indy award for Best Folk Act. He has shared stages with the likes of Keb’ Mo’, John Hiatt, and Jackson Browne.