Durham, NC based songwriter and guitarist Jon Shain comes to Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse, Unity Church, 105 McBrien in Chattanooga, on Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. for a folk-blues concert.
Review of Jon Shain:
The award-winning songwriter and acoustic picker is touring in support of his brand new CD release "Gettin' Handy with the Blues - a Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy" . The CD has been featured on WUTC, as well as charting on Sirius/XM's Bluesville station. Expect to hear some serious fingerstyle guitar-picking and spontaneous riffing. Shain will be accompanied by long-time musical partner and co-producer FJ Ventre on upright bass.
Jon had the good fortune to learn directly from a number of NC's older blues players, and became a member of Big Boy Henry's backing band. Jon is a knowledgeable, articulate and fiery fingered entertainer. He can turn out fine versions of country blues classics, but especially shines when playing his own memorable songs.
Shain and Ventre were finalists in the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and were the 2008 winners of the Triangle Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and 2006 winner of NC’s Indy award for Best Folk Act. Jon has shared stages with the likes of Keb' Mo', John Hiatt, and Jackson Browne.