ARCA Presents: Shane Alexander Internationally Renowned Singer/Songwriter

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Shane Alexander

September 25th in Foxburg.

Experience the “sweet tenor “and “music for the heart and soul” of SHANE ALEXANDER – internationally renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist as he kicks off the Foxburg Fall Festival and returns to Lincoln Hall on Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 PM.  Shane will be performing songs from all of his albums, some favorite covers, and will debut material from recent recordings in the intimate acoustics of Lincoln Hall.

A native of Butler, PA, Shane resides with his family in Southern California. Since his debut in 2005, he’s toured internationally countless times – both as a headliner and an opener for tours with Jewel, John Hiatt, Seal, Bon Iver, Suzanne Vega, Styx and Yes. His songs have been featured in over 100 television shows and films, including ABC’s The Rookie, CBS’s Criminal Minds, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, Fox’s Bones and USA Network’s White Collar. ‘Skyway Drive-In’, a solo acoustic track about growing up in Butler, recently passed 15 million streams on Spotify.

Tickets are Adults $25, Students $5.  Buy online at www.alleghenyriverstone.org, or call 724-659-3153 to reserve.

‘Music for the heart and soul – premier songwriting and pristine delivery, a winner in every respect. Essential’ – Power of Pop. ‘One of the most beautiful albums of the year’ – WoNo Magazine. ‘Alexander’s sweet tenor, acoustic guitar work, and catchy well-hooked songs flow seamlessly into one another’ – The Morton Report

Shane will offer works from his newest album released in 2019 – A

Life Like Ours. Available on both vinyl and CD, it follows his critically acclaimed Bliss and marks Alexander’s second production at Buddhaland Studios.

On the new collection, Alexander, a longtime Buddhist, strives to find light in dark places. Often upbeat, A Life Like Ours also deals with some harsh realities, including the suicide survivor’s song ‘Lost Road’ – written for the family of a boy Shane went to high school with, and the anti-gun violence anthem ‘I’ll Be Here’ (recently featured on ABC’s The Rookie) – written the morning after the Las Vegas shooting, that pleads ”On a big blue rock that’s spinnin’, in a circle lost in space, we are all in this together, every faith and every race.” The title track deals with growing older and making peace with everything and everyone before we “return to where we came from and we’re just particles of stars”. A longtime staple of his live set, ‘Nights In White Satin,’ graces the album with its yearning vocal and Morricone-esque instrumental. Themes of oneness, loss, and forgiveness round out the track list before the utopian daydream ‘Evermore’ that ends the album on a note of hope.

After nearly a decade spent in bands, doing session work and working for The Eagles’ fabled manager Irving Azoff, Alexander took a massive leap of faith in 2005 to become a full-time performer – releasing his first solo album, The Middle Way, a collection of “rootsy, folk rock with intimate vocals and a rich instrumental backdrop.”  The album was critically acclaimed, particularly in Europe.  He has forged a singular style blending west coast folk, rock and psychedelia into a successful sound.

Since the release of Bliss, Shane produced Shelby Figueroa’s debut Highwire (which reached NUMBER ONE on Amazon’s Singer/Songwriter chart) and Sallstrom’s EP Strangers Like Us. Alexander’s songs range from dark and stirring to subtle and romantic and are centered on evocative vocals and complex, soulful guitar playing. His smooth vocal style has drawn comparisons to singers Jeff Buckley, Jackson Browne, and Art Garfunkel. In addition to working on his own releases, he can usually be found producing acts from both sides of the pond at Buddhaland – his recording studio in Westlake Village, CA.

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