Shawn began playing guitar at the early age of nine growing up in Bellingham, Washington before he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where he currently resides and performs regularly as the house entertainment at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo as well as places like The Park on Fremont, Sayer’s Club at SLS, several Stations Casino properties, the Commonwealth and numerous other Vegas hot spots. He has won a couple world-wide songwriting contests, had numerous songs placed in TV and Film, and won UNLV’s College Entertainer of the Year award two years in a row. In 1994, he won a Battle of the Bands competition by himself against eleven full-piece bands, been voted the Best Acoustic Guitar Player by Las Vegas CityLife Magazine, Reseller of the Year and top earner with HelloWorld, and nominated for Father of the Year 20 years in a row at Casa de Eiferman. ?
Shawn has played to over 100,000+ at MIX 94.1fm’s Bite of Las Vegas and KKLZ’s Junefest music festivals sharing the stage with Journey, Bad Company, Macy Gray, Franky Perez, Wilshire, Uncle Cracker, etc. 1st place winner in the 2001 USA Songwriting Contest(rock category)..2nd place overall! In Music magazine calls him an “all-around hip musician and scenester with an extensive repertoire and dynamic stage presence.