Jon Shain Comes to Isis Music Hall on March 10

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, nationallyExpect 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.

Shain will perform at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10.
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About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.