Shauna Burns Bio ~ 2006
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Shauna Burns burst onto the music
scene in 2005 with her debut album "Every Thought" to rave reviews and
acclamation. Kevan Breitinger of Indie-Music.com declares the album
"Fresh, Fearless and Free" while Kristin Dreyer Dramer from Nights and
Weekends finds Shauna's music as "spectacular piano arrangements and clear
melodic vocals." , Smother.net quotes "Every Thought," as "a new fangled
fusion that will ignite a spark that will be hard to replicate. Perfect."
Shauna's ethereal vocals and beautiful piano developed while growing up
in Miami, Florida. Inspired by her mother's love for the piano, her
songwriting thrived and when she headed west for college her music met
cheers and enthusiastic recognition. After receiving a bachelor's degree
in Anthropology at the University of Utah, Shauna spent a year in Europe
preparing her debut album. Released under Red Rock Music, "Every Thought"
gained not only stellar critical acclaim and a healthy following but
Shauna embarked on a vigorous national US tour from coast to coast.
Shauna's songwriting extension to "Every Thought", is her 2007 followup
EP release entitled, "Desert Tune." This 5 song EP is witty and playful
while in harmony with her nature of being personal and captivating.
Shauna and her piano are once again joined by co-producer and drummer
James Clark, Ryan Tilby on guitar and bass with Steve Lemmon on guitar.
Inspired by residing in a desert landscape, "Desert Tune" gives the
listener a different pair of eyes to view what this world can give and
take from us - physically and emotionally.
Shauna's music is inspired by many cultures and ideas that surround the
world as well as the landscape of the deserts and mountains of the
western US that she now calls home. Taking her knowledge in Anthropology
as a shovel she is always digging, searching for her next musical
adventure. Shauna explains her songwriting philosophy as, "It can start
with just a feeling, that seed in your stomach that grows until you
cannot ignore it anymore. I feel the need to cultivate and nurture these
seeds because seeds can grow into big ideas if we take care. It makes me
question: What's next for all of us in this world? What is the universe
trying to tell us? I'm listening."
Shauna's debut CD, "Every Thought" was selected as one of the Top CD's of
2005 by Collected Sounds and the single, "Pink Girl", was chosen as the
#1 Indie single from the MAACP show. The album was chosen for "Best of
the Batch" from the Music Industry News Network and featured on
TowerPod.com, Indie-Music.com, Billboard, VH1, Artist Direct, AOL Music,
Fox TV and countless others. Shauna will be launching a European tour in
early 2007 in support of "Desert Tune," and will follow those dates in
February with a US tour.
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