Truly Gods gift to the music world and all shredders as well. Shawn showed us what is possible with the 6 string. RIP
Love you guys and miss you everyday.Love Jason
Wow, I disovered Shawn after listening to Buckethead and I am truely inspired. I have been playing guitar for five years and cannot fathom how amazing Shawn was after seeing a utube clip when he was 16. His talent and love of music continues to inspire. Much love all the way from little New Zealand on the other side of the world. Music knows no bounds........
Just found shawn on Youtube!!! blown away!! immediately started to research him and sadly found that he had passed. just wanted to stop and say hello and thanks to Shawn for the killer music.
Thanks to Shawn's family for this site! Everything I am as a musician I owe to the way Shawn has inspired me. I just wrote a tribute to Shawn called CrimsonLane. It's on youtube under my name--MrGuitarDudeism. I have been playing fretless as well, too. All because of Shawn. May his legacy live on, and I will do my part in keeping it alive!
I am stunned and slightly embarassed that I only recently became aware of Shawn Lane. His name kept popping up on zillions of shredsites so I checked out his stuff on youtube. His playing ability transcends description. The irony is that I discovered Shawn while checking out my all-time favorite musician, Frank Zappa. I watched his final interview, and even after all the years have passed since his death, I realized that I still had powerful feelings about Zappa. Then I stumbled on Shawn's bio and have been devouring anything Shawn Lane. Then I began seeing tributes and memorial's dedicated to him. Like I said, I was blown away. I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to Shawn's family and legions of friends and fans. Sincerly yours, MK-ULTRA.
There is no guitarist, or musician in general, who remains so important to me after 50 years of listening to music. I will be forever indebted to the poster on a music newsgroup many years ago whose enthusiastic recommendation to listen to Shawn lead me to him. It was not long after that I listed to Powers of Ten streamed on Shawn's site; I remember the occasion very well. What was this I was listening to? It was surreal. My wife found a cassette of Powers of Ten, which became one of my treasured possessions! Thanks Diane, for maintaining this forum so we may share out memories of Shawn!
A true honor to have both known you and been able to hear you play. Thank you, Shawn. You are greatly missed.
I would first like to say how much of an influence Shawn has been in my music and my playing style. Second, he was a great guy. I had the oppurtunity to see him once live (and I hope to order a DVD of that performance). He really was a nice guy, which is something you don't come across everyday. He was cool with everyone kinda' like Dimebag Darrell form Pantera. Third, I'd like to give my condelences to Shawn's family and I'd like to thank them for running such a great website. Fourth and last, I'd like to say that anyone who hasn't litened to Shawn Lane's music or even remotely heard of him needs to. This guy made some amazing stuff. Even if you aren't a big fan of jazz or guitar shred you need to give this stuff a chance. Like I said, Shawn was a big influence in my music and my playing style and I can't express how much his music means and how good it is. (The only other music I can honestly say this about is my other main influence, Buckethead).
Wales loves Shawn for ever. Tudor Toomey
Shawn Lane , thats all that needs said. R.I.P.
Shawn, you will forever be missed and happy belated birthday. Im sure everyone agrees that the "memphis monster" is jamming with jesus right now 🙂
Joyeux Anniversaire Shawn . Ad astra Ab imo pectore Ad vitam aeternam.
Happy Birthday Shawn! Your music is an eternal celebration of life!
I'm not sure how many true geniuses have walked the earth, but I am sure that Shawn Lane was one of them. Technically; he had no equal, but more than that, his music penetrated the deepest corners of your soul. No other musician could simultaneously melt your face and sooth your soul at the same time. Often imititated, but never duplicated, there will NEVER be another Shawn Lane. Keep on Ricin with those Angels forever Shawn.
I don't think we will see another man like shawn her music was incredible his technique was insane Am glad that he take the time to put tablature even if he knows that no one can play his solo like him His Speed and Accuracy was unique i would give anything to just play with his Charvel guitar that i find was the best sound i never heard , The feeling you must get when you touch the shawn guitar are probably incredible Shawn you are my hero no day can pass without thinkin about you Legend is the only word can describe Shawn
It's so sad that Shawn had to go. What a talented man. I recently saw a video on YouTube where Shawn was playing "Get You Back" at New Daisy Theater in 1993. I saw and heard this for the first time. With his playing he made me smile and cry at the same time. All I can say is thank you Shawn for your music and playing. Maybe he's jamming with Jimi right now 🙂 My best wishes to the Lane family.
Shawn Lane will always be my favorite guitarist and musician. I just finished school at Musicians Institute. I wish I could have been going to school there when he used to come and do clinics. Some of my teachers still would speak of the days when Shawn would walk in and blow the doors off the place with his insane speed. What an amzing person. I am also from Tennessee and I am going back to see his grave in a couple of months. My deepest prayers are with his family. God Bless Shawn Lane.
I think of Shawn and remember a little kid comming into the store with so much talent and I miss talking to him about music and all the other things that interested him. He was always so polite and well spoken. What a great guy. 😎