Some Shawn Lane playing piano ca. 1871

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  1. Cal Webway

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    I don't play piano but that sure impressed me. He was such an immense talent. RIP.
     
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    Wow. Some folks are born to play.
    Caught him [on guitar] at the Belly Up long ago.
     
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    Man, he would have killed in the romantic era. That poor guy died way too early. I'm going to have to give his CD another listen.
     
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    I heard a good story about him looking as he did like a scruffy rock and roll type rolling into a piano bar and laying it down. Could you even imagine! Talk about stereotypes being blown apart.
     
  6. Cal Webway

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    of course, back in 1871 A 440 was not the standard nor was having to play a rigorously in tune piano.

    Makes it more alluring. This was captured in Johnstown, PA 18 yrs before the horrible flood of 1889


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    I remember the first time I saw a video of Shawn playing live.

    I lived/live in Hawaii and at the time there was a bootleg video of Shawn that was being circulated by all the "guitar guys" in Hawaii at the time.

    I managed to get a copy but the quality of the copy was so poor that a lot of the music was hard to hear but what could be heard and deciphered was mind blowing.

    There are a lot of players who have deciphered and been able to "cop" some of Shawn's guitar stuff but when you combine his gifts on the guitar and piano along his overall musicality you realize he was one of a kind.
     
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    Absolutely.

    I love the Carnatic influenced playing he was doing towards the end of his life.

     
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    Does it remind you of 19th century? 1871 to be exact?
     
  10. Cal Webway

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    Yes.
    The Shawn Lane YT piano segment, somewheer mid 1800's to later 1800's
    Dunno why


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