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Shawn James and Jonas Lewis-Anthony at Musiikki (19+)

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73 Brock Street

Kingston, ON K7L 1R8

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Shawn James:

Born in Chicago in 1986, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Shawn James discovered the power of soul in music he experienced while growing up on the south side.

His blend of blues, folk & soul music is full of contrasts -- dark and light, anger and joy, earthy and airborne – while remaining gritty and real.

Since releasing his first album in the fall of 2012, his music has reached millions of people. His songs have been featured on CBS, HBO and most recently in Sony Playstation’s trailer for their upcoming blockbuster game “The Last of Us 2”.

Shawn James brings extreme passion to his music. You feel it in the imaginative, highly nuanced songwriting and see it in the powerful live shows where there’s never the slightest hesitation and nothing is held back. And, most importantly, you can hear it resonate in Shawn’s most powerful instrument: the unique, soulful voice that sounds like it is literally being torn out of his heart…and it is something you won’t soon forget.

Jonas Lewis-Anthony:

Jonas Lewis-Anthony is a guitarist and a vocalist. His music career began when he started busking at the age of 12 when he wanted to buy his Dad a Led Zepplin album for Christmas. He took his guitar to the streets and started playing, falling quickly in love with the livelihood of the sidewalk and the sounds of the city streets as he’s continued to busk and play music ever since. When Jonas was 18, he came to Canada with his former band The Four Roads to go on tour through Ontario and Quebec.

In May of 2013, Jonas self recorded and produced his first solo EP, The Island, in just under a week. In November 2013, at the age of 19, he relocated to Kingston, Ontario to follow his musical dream and has since then been gigging and writing relentlessly.

In January 2015, Jonas and his friends formed a band called The Wilderness. They went on tour at the end of the summer of 2015 through Canada and the United States. The Wilderness has played at venues which include the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, The Basement in Nashville, TN, and the Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL. They are currently recording an album to be released at the end of August 2016.

Aside from his band work, Jonas is also an enthusiastic solo performer. In the past four years Jonas has performed over 400 shows with bands and on his own. In March 2016, he started a residency at the Mansion in Kingston, Ontario. Jonas plays every Monday night, both original and cover songs. Currently, he is working on a solo project by recording some of his forgotten work as well as writing some new songs for an acoustic EP, looking to be released in late summer 2016.

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