J Shogren Shanghai’d from Centennial WY (pop 100, 4 bars) have a singular vision of what they are doing musically—Roots & folk music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter.
Shogren's backstory is kinda wild...musician trapper economist who worked for the King of Sweden and President Clinton...and writes songs about Salvation and Lutefisk.
They call their music “catawampus american music”. Shogren shows up with a lived-in rasp of a voice, acoustic guitars, a mandolin and a batch of his own songs and some well-traveled numbers by cohorts from another time. Shogren has released numerous albums over the last decade, played all over the Rocky Mtn region & Europe, and International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Shogren was a finalist in the 2016 NewSong Music, held at the Lincoln Center in NYC in Dec 2016.