While growing up in Chicago’s south side, Shawn James experienced the power of soul music. His blend of blues, folk & soul music contrasts dark and light, anger and joy, gritty and authentic.
Shawn James launched his career with his first full length album “Shadows” and since then he hasn’t stopped. He’s constantly on the road averaging 175 shows per year. He’s toured extensively across Europe and the United States headlining sold out shows and independently building his loyal faithful fan base.
Along with Shawn’s extensive roadwork, his songs have been featured on network and cable TV shows (CBS, HBO) and in Sony Playstation’s blockbuster game “The Last of Us 2”. His track “Through the Valley” garnered the top spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts. Shawn’s streams have topped 65 million across Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and continue to rise.
With three full length works + a live album under his belt, Shawn James is set to release new music throughout the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Shawn will release new work on Parts + Labor Records produced and recorded by Jimmy Messer (Awolnation, Kelly Clarkson, Kygo, The White Buffalo). Check back on his socials for updates and new releases.