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

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

Oct1

Jackson Pride

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, 222 North Street, Jackson, MS

Playing Jackson's Pride, again, with band, out on the lawn between the two museums!

Oct2

Lost Key Beach Club

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Lost Key Beach Club, 625 Lost Key Dr., Pensacola, FL

Private event for residents only.

Oct6

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour

Thacker Mountain Radio Hour, Oxford, MS

Solo. More information to be announced!

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