Shawn Jones - Struggle Makes You Stronger

Shawn Jones - Struggle Makes You Stronger

Following his recent European tour, respected American bluesman Shawn Jones releases his new album ‘Struggle Makes You Stronger’ on 11th February 2013 on High Drive Records.

The epitome of American Roots/Rock music, Shawn has proven over time that he has an international appeal, with his influences spanning from all the greats in Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz & Country.

His father raised him on Hank Williams, and he grew up in the outskirts of Los Angeles, where he learned from experience how to play and sing the blues. Since his late teens, Shawn has been working away, at times in excess of 200 dates a year, creating new fans and followers literally everywhere he performs.

With four studio albums and one live album under his belt, Shawn’s skills as a seasoned songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist have put him on the same bill with the likes of BB King, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Derek Trucks, Little Feat, Joe Bonamassa, Taj Mahal, David Lindley, and others.

Waylon Jennings was also so impressed with his live performance that he took Jones under his wing, offering him the grand opportunity to play on his 1996 release "Right For The Time." Shawn was also Waylon's lead guitarist on Lollapalooza, and Willie's 4th of July Picnic.

Shawn’s third album, appropriately titled, "All In Good Time," was completed in the fall of 2005 with Grammy winning producer/engineer David Z.

In 2007 he played on country artist Deana Carter’s Vanguard Records release "The Chain", and to this day tours with her as her guitarist.

Shawn Jones' ability to combine undeniable guitar playing, singing, writing, and recording, coupled with heartfelt emotion, has earned him the slot as one of the most compelling new artists on today’s roots music scene.

Shawn’s new album, ‘Struggle Makes You Stronger’, finds the Ventura, CA-based bluesman ruminating on our need to stop and smell the roses (Life Is For The Living), fortitude (Struggle Makes You Stronger; Running Water), and the age-old topics of love (Sweet Victoria; Bittersweet Love; Yours To Lose) and relationships (Day Without Rain; Long As I’ve Got You).

The album’s release comes in the wake of extensively touring the UK and Ireland, as well as appearing at major music festivals, where Shawn created a buzz on the blues rock scene, collecting rave reviews and radio airplay along the way.