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Land O Lakes, FL
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Portrait of Shane Meade & the Sound
Shane Meade is a gifted singer songwriter and catalyst behind the soul-infused folk rock project Shane Meade & the Sound. Hailing from Elkins, West Virginia (a small town in those “Wild & Wonderful” parts) Shane is a self-taught late bloomer who borrowed an old guitar from his father and began playing and writing songs in the Summer of 2000. His music captivates the imagination, and audiences connect to his inspirational lyrics and universal subject matter. His unique and soulful style helps deliver an engaging live performance that is both powerful and uplifting.

From a diamond in the rough, to an artist on the rise, Shane remains simple and honest in his approach to songwriting. His intimate solo shows reveal candid moments of story-telling, highlighting the true pleasures and pain in life. Shane encourages audience interaction during these performances as he turns the stage into one's own living room, as a way of giving back to those who continue to support and appreciate original live music.

About the SOUND… Formed in 2005, the Tampa, FL based group combines infectious vocals, melodic hooks with feel good jam-based grooves, and has the uncanny ability of turning even the largest of venues into an intimate musical experience. Along with relentless touring efforts throughout the southeast, Virgin Islands, and selected cities nationwide, SMS has also gained recognition and industry praise with the release of their latest double-disc album – Candle Lights & Conspiracies.

On any given night, SMS will feature:

Shane Meade – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Jason “Fil” Pate - lead guitars, mandolin, banjo, percussion
Chris Guerre – bass
Bo McMillion – bass
Albert “Newbeat” Warren – drums
Colleen Dugan – drums/percussion
Rob Masten – Saxophone, Flute

Whether it’s an intimate acoustic performance, or full-band experience with the SOUND, SMS strives to continue to create a style of music that not only passes the test of time, but builds a bridge between people and will touch the souls of all walks of life.