Guitar & Vocals
Shane started playing guitar at the age of 12 after being introduced to the music of Van Halen. Amazed and totally mesmerized by the sounds Eddie Van Halen conjured from his guitar, Shane began teaching himself how to play by dropping the needle on classic rock records… long before the advent of the internet and youtube. It was a long hard road but well worth it. Self-taught and learning by ear helped him to forge a voice all his own and birthed a passion for music and all things guitar related. By the age of 15, Shane was traveling and gigging every weekend with his band. And in a few years, he was touring the country full-time as a professional musician.
Growing up without a TV or the current day distractions of the internet, Shane had the time to learn and hone his skills as a guitarist versatile in many genres of music.
His dedication, hardwork, & positive attitude have landed him many opportunities over the years, both in session work and in live support. Shane has played with a ton of musicians, some of the more notable: Joel Kosche(Collective Soul), Louie Weaver(Petra), Jimi Bennett(Sacred Fire, King James). He has received accolades from famous musicians he’s had the opportunity to work with; One of his favorite being from Petra drummer, Louie Weaver, who said, “Shane is the most talented, and the best guitarist I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.” Famous rock guitarist, Reb Beach(Winger, Whitesnake, Dokken) exclaimed, “You’re totally awesome dude! See you at the top!!”.
Fast forward to today; Shane is lead guitarist for country/southern rock artist Angie Lynn Carter, Used Groove, and a song writer for Crucial Music Group.
Shane is having a blast “stretching out” with Used Groove and playing killer classic rock tunes with two other phenomenal musicians.
You can learn more about Shane at shaneregal.com.