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ARTIST:
Shawn Lidster

GENRE:
Original Folk Roots

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It's been six year since Shawn Lidster has released an Album.

He is a fully self-funded Independent Artist.

The Devil the Angel album is produced by award winning Australian Artist Shane Nicholson.

The gift of music has taken this Newfoundland, Canadian singer/songwriter on an up and down a voyage of some 17,000km to Australia.
Along the way he has followed his heart taken the time to let the dreams spirits and ghosts of the song lines lead him on his journey to Devil the Angel.

The cover photo was taken at Neil Young's Broken Arrow ranch in Redwood California.

As Rob Dickens from No Depression Magazine says "The Album covers say's a lot."Devil The Angel" is crammed with vibrant and colorful tales, the rolling "˜The Tailwind", the tip-toe-ing of "Alive" and the ambitious urgency of "Ned Kelly" (Australia's most famous bushranger) are but three highlights.

Bernard Zuel - Sydney Morning Herald 0ct 7, 2016
Halfway between easy pop with country touches, which characterises those who grew up loving the 70's west coasters such as Jackson Browne, and grittier country-with Dylan rock touches, which characterises the generation inspired by John Prine, Shawn Lidster looks to cover as much ground between those points on this album.

Denise Torenbeek, Country Update Sept 1 2016
"Devil the Angel" is a finely wrought selection of tasty originals sent express to the senses via intriguing and very versatile vocal, veering from twang, to gritty blues to gossamer tenor delivery. The lyrics are cohesive, rich and in detail. Producer Shane Nicholson swaddles all this in the most glorious suite of sounds weaving magic carpets of musicality. This CD demands half a dozen listens to focus on each of its exceptional aspects individually.

Grace Scott Country Music Capital News December 2016 Vol 41
This is a raw, earthy offering with musicianship and production that suits the nature of the songs.Highlights include Scratches, The Tailwind and Alive, but there are plenty of gems on this album.

Accolades for Devil the Angel are still coming in:

Promises of Gold cracking Top Ten in the 2016 Songs Alive contest under Bare Bones.

Scratches stayed in the Australian Radio Indie Top Ten Charts for 10 weeks Jan-March 2017. And will be featured in a new short film by Film producer Julian Grant.

Devil the Angel cracks the Top Ten and finishes #5 at 2016 National Songwriters Awards under Folk Acoustic.

The Tailwind was a semi Finalist in 2015 Unsigned Only under both Folk Singer/Songwriter and Americana.

Mark on Me #5 at 2015 Songs Alive song contest under Singer/Songwriter of the year

The Tailwind, Alive and Ned Kelly, have already been receiving airplay on some 60 plus plus community radio stations across Australia thru the Amrap Airit catalogue.

Mark on Me has been play listed on commercial radio in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada 103.9 Kixx Country.

The Tailwind and Alive added to Today's Country 94.1 playlist Oct 2016.

Ghost, Sorry and Devil the Angel have already made the cut into a new TV show called "Bucky" created by Kenneth J Harvey, which aired on NTV in 2016.

In the Wind has been featured in a Animation video by producer Julian Grant( Robo Cop) at the Art All Night International Film Festival in Trenton NJ, USA. Also to be featured at the Kinosommer Villach Open Air Film Festival in Austria.

Shawn has had songs he has written and performed for the Prime Minister of Canada, Premier of Newfoundland, Prince Charles and even had a song played on Hockey Night in Canada.

In 2014 with support from Indie Showcase Radio, Shawn showcased his songs in Oakland, California performing at the Far West Folk Alliance Conference playing at 7 different PGS Rooms, 11small shows in total representing the only Artist from Newfoundland Canada and Australia.

His Folk based Roots Music blends his Newfoundland Heritage with Australian charm into a mixed bag of Celtic/Alt Country/Blues captivated Artists and fans alike.

He has been ranked #1 on Reverbnation for his zone under Roots/Acoustic section for about a year and in the top 3 for years.

In 2013 Shawn released Ned Kelly (Acoustic) which made it too the AMRAP Great Southern Charts Top 10 and stayed there for 6 weeks in a row. “Ned” has become a fan favorite.

In 2010 his Cd "The Burning" was recorded in Australia at Bill Chambers Studio and was nominated for Country Album of the year by MUSICNL.

Tracks: The Burning, Someday, Angel Comfort Me, Just A Number and In the End”, received airplay in Newfoundland and Australia and overseas.

11 original songs written about Family, The Past, The Present, The Future and home in Newfoundland, Canada.

Its Acoustic/Roots/Folk/Alt Country/Gospel and Blues all combined to showcase Shawn’s ability to express his feelings in different styles of music that he has grown up on and is influenced by.

Featuring some outstanding playing on Dobro, Electric Guitar, Weisenborn, Banjo, Mandolin, Irish Bazooka and Harmonica by one of Australia's premier alt-country guitarists, Bill Chambers.

Also featuring Michael Muchow an award winning Australian guitarist who grooves along on Drums, Stomp, Percussion, Bass and Electric Guitar.

In 2006 Legends on the Baccalieu Trail CD was nominated for Folk Album of the year by MUSICNL.

Shawn Lidster imageHe works fulltime at being a songwriter / performer as a Solo Acoustic Artist and duo in Pay the Fiddler, with Tom Beasley (Mandolin/Banjo) playing every week at gigs up and down the Central Coast, Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Playing a mix bag of originals and Roots covers by Neil Young, Steve Earle, CCR, J J Cale, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Celtic, Alt Country, Blues plus some Aussie favourite’s.

Shawn also has a Neil Young Tribute band called Sugar Mountain. They are a 5 piece band that will be playing Acoustic and Electric songs from Neil’s greatest hits. They will be playing gigs from end of March 2013, more info to follow…

In 2010 Shawn released The Burning Cd recorded at Bill Chambers Studio.
It was nominated for the 2010 Country Album of the year by MUSICNL in Newfoundland.

Tracks: The Burning, Angel Comfort Me, Someday, Just A Number and In the End have been receiving airplay in Canada on CBC Radio and on Today’s Country 94.1Fm and other stations in Australia.

Going back to his roots, “The Burning”,takes you on a emotional journey.
11 original songs written about Family, The Past, The Present, The Future and home in Newfoundland.

Its Acoustic/Roots/Folk/Alt Country/Gospel and Blues all combined to showcase Shawn’s ability to express his feelings in different styles of music that he has grown up on and is influenced by.

Featuring some outstanding playing on Dobro, Electric Guitar, Weisenborn, Banjo, Mandolin, Irish Bazooky and Harmonica by one of Australia’s premier alt-country guitarists, Bill Chambers.

Also featuring Michael Muchow an award winning Australian guitarist who grooves along on Drums, Stomp, Percussion, Bass and Electric Guitar.

Background

Shawn has shared the stage with national and international performers and his skill as a songwriter is Legend. As a matter of fact, in 2006 Shawn released a CD, entitled Legends of the Baccalieu Trail, which brings to life the history and characters of the Baccalieu Trail region in Newfoundland. It was nominated for Folk/Roots Album by MUSICNL in 2006.

Cupers Cove the first track was the unofficial theme song for Cupids 400 Celebrations.
All of the songs on this Cd are currently receiving air time on many radio stations inShawn Lidster with Sammy Hagar image Newfoundland and throughout Canada. Two of his traditional songs, The Sealers Song and Newfoundland Summers Day were recorded on the Homebrew 4 and Homebrew 5 CD collections.

While attending Music West in Vancouver in 1995, he met the band Pale Riders from Tasmania, Australia and as a result Shawn was invited to be their opening act for the launch of their new CD on a tour of Eastern Australia and Tasmania. While living in Australia, Shawn wrote a song called Ratso Man and won a song competition sponsored by Triple M and Universal Music that included $15,000 worth of Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) equipment.

See Shwan Lidsters R U O K? Day video on Youtube



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