Shawn Jones is the epitome of American Blues/Roots/Rock music. He has proven over time that he has an international appeal. Shawn is true to form of 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 heartland of Southern California, where he learned from experience how to play and sing the blues. Shawn has been touring in excess of 200 dates a year, creating new fans and followers literally everywhere he performs.
An observer by nature, Richard Samuels writes songs that are fueled by personal experiences of his own and of those around him. This gives him a rare gift for connecting to his listeners-through their hopes, dreams, loves and losses. With several chart-topping hits, Samuels has a knack for touching his fans on a deep and intimate level by reflecting people’s lives in his music.
Never one to stray far from his roots, Canadian born Samuels frequently returns to his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta where he began playing music at the tender age of three. His parents, recognizing his gift, had a tiny violin crafted for him and enrolled him in the Suzuki string program. He then began private lessons that continued until the age of 13. Along the way, he discovered an aptitude and passion for the piano as well as a strong appreciation for the guitar.