Loaded with his six string gun, Shane Dwight fires away his own mix of blues-rock, country and soul to create a swagger sound. He astounds other players with his prowess and his confidence oozes out showing the crowd he’s boss.
Shane grew up on a ranch in Morgan Hill, CA a few hours from San Jose and Monterey, where the air was fresh, and the sun was hot. Shane began to learn how to play guitar in high school, playing with friends and bands along the way, he started The Shane Dwight Blues Band at 28. His musical roots were FM radio, Album Oriented Rock artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. More influences from Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Albert King gave him the nod to take it even further.
His band went on to win the Monterey Blues Festival Battle of the Bands in 2001, and that’s when it began. When Shane stood on the same burn spot where Jim Hendrix once stood at the famed Monterey Blues Festival, he felt the mysterious aura seep into his bones. He has since crisscrossed this country and the world many a time, to bring the people what they want, his music – a blend of rock and blues with a little dash of country.
Shane has performed over 3500 shows over the past 20 years, headlining at some of music’s most significant events; Beale Street Festival, Portland Waterfront, Reno Blues Festival, Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Ottawa Blues Fest; sharing the stage with household names such as Blake Shelton, The Doobie Brothers and B.B. King. He’s backed off the 200 dates a year he once did, but he still brings the rock to the table and the blues to the dance floor.