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Shawn Williams

Alt-rocka countrybilly serial killer blues

New Orleans’ pioneering voice in “alt-rocka countrybilly serial killer blues,” Shawn Williams sounds like the result of a dirtier-minded Elvis deciding to get it on in the back of some roadhouse saloon with one of those sad-eyed cowboy types that would rather be drinking alone.

Shawn's sophomore release was named as one of the 'Top 50 Albums of 2018' by OffBeat Magazine, and named as one of the 'Top 10 Albums of 2018' in Europe's Country Music People magazine.

Her debut album Shadow (March 2017) is a skillfully-mastered collection of originals that moves seamlessly from old-school R&B-inflected rockers to softer, wistful numbers that evoke the broken-hearted melancholia of the desert. Idiosyncratic, catchy, and rich with local talent, the tracks showcase Williams’ impressive musicianship and unique capabilities as a songwriter. New Orleans' OffBeat Magazine says, "it's an impressively mature debut album".

Williams' sophomore release Motel Livin' (June 2018) "throbs with some of 2018's best-written songs," says Europe's Country Music People magazine.

On recording as in live performance, she conveys a sense of rawness, a depth of feeling, and a lack of pretension that set her apart from the rest of the city’s pool of talented up-and-coming musicians.

Shawn has opened for national touring artists such as the Queen of Rockabilly - Wanda Jackson, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Corey Smith, John Paul Keith, The Accidentals, and more.

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Motel Livin'

Shawn Williams

Shawn Williams has an alt-rocka countrybilly serial killer blues style with her words, music, and delivery in the studio and live. Add her debut release Shadow (March 2017) and her follow-up Motel Livin' (June 2018) to your collectShawn.

New Orleans’ pioneering voice in “alt-rocka countrybilly serial killer blues,” Shawn Williams sounds like the result of a dirtier-minded Elvis deciding to get it on in the back of some roadhouse saloon with one of those sad-eyed cowboy types that would rather be drinking alone.

Her debut album Shadow (2017) is a skillfully-mastered collection of originals that moves seamlessly from old-school R&B-inflected; rockers to softer, wistful numbers that evoke the broken-hearted melancholia of the desert. Idiosyncratic, catchy, and rich with local talent, the tracks showcase Williams’ impressive musicianship and unique capabilities as a songwriter. On recording as in live performance, she conveys a sense of rawness, a depth of feeling, and a lack of pretension that set her apart from the rest of the city’s pool of talented up-and-coming musicians. Her follow-up album Motel Livin' (June 2018) takes you on journey of real-life heartbreak, lust, darkness, and stories from the road.

Shawn has opened for national touring artists such as the Queen of Rockabilly - Wanda Jackson, Corey Smith, The Accidentals, Todd O'Neill, Malcolm Holcombe, Loverboy, and more.

Aside from her own music, she is also the founder of the all-female Elvis tribute band, Pelvis Breastlies.

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Shadow

Shawn Williams

Background music of a long journey through the desert, for a serial killer with the blues.

Engineered by Tom Stern at Blue Velvet Studio, Mastered by Bruce Barielle

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Stalk Shawn Shows

Mar12

The Pour House Saloon

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The Pour House Saloon, 3501 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA

Rockin' with the band, 7-11 p.m.!

Mar19

Farm To Table Music opening event

Bywater Art Garden, 3802 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA

Donation of $25 or more per person for entry. Limited capacity. To reserve your spot, please Venmo @FarmToTableMusic or PayPal.me/FarmToTableMusic or Paypal your donation to FarmToTableMusic@gmail.com

Celebrate the grand opening of Lynn Drury’s and my new venture Farm To Table Music, being held March 19th, 3-8 p.m., at Bywater Art Garden (3802 Dauphine St.).

Reserved spot gets you entry, food, 1 drink ticket, and an evening with community!

Live music, art vendors, farmers market, food, cash bar, lectures and discussions on sustainable living, and more!

We will be collecting fresh fruits and vegetables to drop-off to the community fridges. Also collecting clothing to donate to those in need.

21+ event. No pets.

Please wear a mask, unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from doing so. Covid guidelines will be followed. Private park, names will be checked at gate.

Thank you for your support!

Mar20

Healing Broken Hearts Rescue fundraiser

2531 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA

Playing in this intimate space, along with Lynn Drury, Carolyn Broussard, and Jamey St. Pierre, to help raise money for Healing Broken Hearts Rescue. There will be food and cocktails. Music starts at 4 p.m. 'til...! Lineup times TBA.

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