I really appreciate your guestbook, thank you for everything.
Met Shawn in Monterey CA. when he was on tour, had a common friend, Zane Gregory, 1st chair for Luciano Pavoratti. Later I played with some of the BOA boys at Remmingtons is Springfield MO. What a Fing loss!! But good to know Shawn is jamming with Jimi and such now. 😎
Thanks, keep up the good work.
was turned on to Shawn via my guitar teacher Kelly Back, who knew him when he lived in Nashville. Quite humbling listening to him..just finished with some HLP, i'm putting the guitar away for good.
Pretty cool vibe we have going here, keep it going =]
Shawn Lane is one of the BEST composer and gutarist to walk this earth! RIP, Guitar Jedi 😎
🙂 I have had Shawn Lane's CD for many years and listened to Power of Ten hundreds of times. Shawn Lane was truly a one of a kind composer and guitar player. There was no one before him that ever sounded like that, and there never will be. Shawn Lane was very special, and I fell in love with his music.
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 🙂