Shawn......my brother, and the heart of my heart..... not a day goes by that I don't think of you and I miss you so much that I can hardly bear it. I've written words to two of your compositions and I sing them to you daily.I hope someday soon to share them with your fans. Although your passing has broken my heart.... your music and your memory sustain me. You spirit is with me always and I love you more than words can say.
Dear Shawn, As the time goes by ,We miss you more and more.You made everything fun and special. Without you the world is Silent..You were Such a gift and we are So very grateful That you were with us for 40 years. Oh how the time seemed to go so quickly.We know that you are with Daddy and Lisa and your soul is finally FREE. If we listen close we can still hear your laugh in the wind.Our Gentle Genius, We LOVE YOU ETERNALLY. Thank you for Your Eteral Music you left us. We promise to keep your Memory and Music Alive!! In our Hearts Forever,Diane and Your Family Y0U ARE - UNFORGETTABLE-IRREPLACEABLE - IMMORTAL- YOUR SWEET SOUL IS FREE PLAY ON
Shawn - we miss you so much. Love from Denia, Patrick & Darren
Shawn for ever remains in our hearts because for ever in our hearts there are its songs
Today Is 25 years since Shawn's oldest sister Lisa left us We miss her everyday, She was so beautiful so sweet. We all loved her so much and will keep her in our hearts forever. She was 28 years old and now will always be forever young. We known that Shawn is with her and will play the song he wrote for her to her again. Play on Little brother" EPILOGE FOR LISA" TILL WE MEET AGAIN Diane and The Lane Family UNFORGETABLE IREPLACEABLE IMMORTAL
Shawn, your music fills my soul and broadens my mind. I'm so grateful to you for all the inspiration you gave me. You've walked your own path but you were a beacon for everyone and for me. And I believe we'll meet again.
Shawn Lane my great inspiration to play the guitar , great musician and great human , a model for everyone , I just can say thanks for all shawn you'll always be in my heart and my memories , RIP my dear friend
I SENT "MICK T. " .. MANY TAPS OF MY FRIEND "HUGH FERGUSON".."-SHAWN ACTUALLY HELD UP MY LETTERS SEEN IN VIDEO ON A RARE BOOTLEG AT A WILLYS GIG IN MEMPHIS(i HAVE THESE AND OTHERS!) -HUGH IS THE ONLY US GUITARIST THAT IS THE HEIR TO MR ALLAN HOLDSWORTHS BRILLANT TECHNIQUE AND GENIUS.. I BELIEVED THEN AND AS TIME HAS SHOWN.. SHAWN LANE WAS A BRILLANT COMET OF A MUSICIAN...SADLY MISSED BY MANY..ROBERT HOWLAND -AUGUST-2009.
I forgot to say something. Several times I spoke to Shawn's mother by phone. She was and I hope still is a charming woman. She once told me she would take Shawn to the library each week as a child and each week would compleatly fill his red wagon with books. Not just childrens books but a wide gamut of literature way beyond the ken of most children. Mam, May god bless you for your intuition and understanding of the exceptional intelligence of your child and for bringing him into the world. We are all in your debt. Anyone who wishes to contact me for stories of this giant among musicians is wecome. Spreding the word of his kindness, gentilness, humor and brilliance would be my pleasure. tjs-c.
Shawn was my friend during the later period of his life. He would come to stay with my friend Trey Naff at his home in rural blacksburg va and I was exceptionally blessed to see him in local venues in my area because of Trey's connection with him. Once on tour I left a band in mid tour in tunica mississippi because Shawn invited me to come see him and stay for a few days. When I arrived at his studio in memphis he was just finishing a recording done for some fairly tuff looking charicters. He performed multiople tracks on drumms piano and guitar. At the end he handed the the tape with no thought of copywrite. One man handed him a pittence of money for this. I was insulted on his behalf and spoke up even though mildly frightened saying " this is the greatest living guitarist in the world. What you have just done is akin to offering picasso a wad of chewing gum for his materpiece Guerica" the man pulled out several more bills and gave the reluctantly to shawn. After they left Shawn hugged me and thanked me profusely for my advocacy. Later that night he honored me by playing some of the recent work he had been doing on the David lynch project. We wound up fly fishing in the river at 4am. He was the finest musician I have ever jamed with and perhaps the brightest man I have ever had the incredible fortune to know. May he be more honored in the next world. T.J.s-c Ma ed LPC
My sincerest admiration for Shawn, his stunning creativity, and superlative technique. My deepest sympathy to those who knew and loved him. My humblest prayers to The Most High God and HIS Christ for Shawn's soul. Rick
i absolutely love shawn..and his music..i want to order everything and anything i can!
I had the extreme fortune of having listened to Shawn Lane while I was younger, I grew up listening to him, and he's the man that compelled me to play music. Although I will never be up to par with Shawn Lane, only one person can be that good. R.I.P Your music will live on forever.
Shawn Lane was and still is the best guitarist in the world ,No one can play as fast as him ......
I had the good fortune of discovering Shawn's expertise as a guitarist in the mid 90's when I played on an album by a group from Canada named the Worrall Brothers who had recorded their album in Memphis where Shawn was apparently a resident guitarist. His playing was imaginative and at the very least awe inspiring. He is sadly missed by anyone who has been touched by his musicianship and love of life. Mat God keep you Shawn Lane. You are remembered with thanks and much respect.
Just discovered Shawn about a month ago, on myspace.Was looking for Take it off the top by Steve Morse.Shawn's cover came up,so I said to my self.Self if this dude is covering that tune he's probably legit I had better listen.What an amazing discovery. Iv'e since been listening to him and taking lessons.I believe I've made a Quantum leap in my playing.Ive even picked up my electric violin again,Studying bols, and chakras. Need more Chi.Thankyou W.O.
Shawn Lane is and forever will be the best electric guitarist/composer. I do not believe that he will ever be equalled. From the moment I heard "Epilogue For Lisa" and "Get You Back", and "Gray Pianos Flying"...man, this guy was a genius and the most amazing guitar player that ever lived. He had that magic touch...that expressiveness and played with such feeling as to bring a tear to even the most hardened of hearts. God how I miss him and his music. Anyone who's seen his instructional videos will see how humble and kind he was. A truly gentle genius. Mourn his death, but celebrate his legacy. RIP, Mr. Lane. You were the best that ever will be.
I discovered Shawn Lane's playing this year. His abilities and knowledge are out of this world. From the clips I have viewed he seemed like a great teacher as well. If i need to get some inspiration I will youtube some shawn lane. If that does not jump start you nothing will. Max
very nice friend! Thanks and congratulations!!!
Great guitarist wish i heard more about him. he doesnt get the media he deserves. always one of my heroes. R.I.P. Shawn Lane