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Stargazer

by Shane Alexander

Smooth, easy-on-the-ears contemporary pop rock.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Spaces in Bewteen
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2. Ride the Tides
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3. Ripe
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4. The Moore Hotel
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5. Little Woman
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6. Where Were You
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7. Stargazer
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8. Big Red Love
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9. Shipwrecked
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10. Front Porch Serenade
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
L.A.-based solo artist Shane Alexander is back with Stargazer, the follow up album to his critically acclaimed 2005 independent release, The Middle Way.


The new album, produced by Heroes & Villains, features some of Los Angeles most respected musicians Charlie Paxon (James Blunt, Colin, Hay, Anastasia) on drums, Billy Mohler (Macy Gray, Liz Phair, Herbie Hancock) on bass, Krister Axel on piano, Chris Pierce on harmonica, and veteran session ace Kim Bullard (Tori Amos, Goo Goo Dolls, David Crosby, Eddie Money) on Hammond organ. Stargazer--recorded in only four days--was tracked mostly live using vintage gear. The result is a rich, timeless sound.


The vocals and songwriting on Stargazer convey a real sense of honesty. On "Spaces In Between", the album's opening track, Shane muses that little spaces in between I find, are all thats left of all my time, trying to make each moment last. The Moore Hotel is a beautiful and melancholy song written while fighting insomnia in a lonely Seattle hotel room; it brings images of lonely walks and sleepless nights to life. Front Porch Serenade, the albums closer, is a classic love song recorded live with only acoustic guitar, piano and heartfelt vocals that leaves the listener with a lump in their throat.


Formerly the front man for the rock band Damone, Alexander took the solo path immediately following Damones 2003 disbanding. Soon after, Shane released his self-produced, self-titled EP, featuring simple acoustic and vocal production with dark strings and mandolin. Born in San Diego and raised in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Shane Alexander has forged a sound with firm rock roots, folk imagery, and intimate vocals that range from quiet whispers to soaring emotional phrases that take the listener on an evocative journey. Shane credits a lot of his musical ability to his non-musical father.



"My Dad had an amazing record collection when I was growing up, and I really feel it was hearing such a wide array of great music that led me to my point of revelation that I was going to be a musician. I taught myself to play by jamming along with records and in doing so developed a strong sense of melody and the ability to improvise. It was a tumultuous time at home - my folks separated when I was young and my Dad remarried a few times. Nothing like family drama to make you want to hide in your room and play guitar."


2005 was a marquee year for Alexander, as he toured in the States and Europe, including opening slots with Jewel, John Hiatt and Peter Case. He also secured a distribution deal in Amsterdam with Lucky Dice Music. "The Open Road", the lead single from The Middle Way, received national airplay on numerous stations across Holland (while also becoming a most-requested track on XM Radio in the U.S.). The Dutch tour that followed quickly earned Shane a reputation as a must-see artist, as word of his solo acoustic performances spread.

In 2006 Shane opened two tours with Jewel and one with Lisa Marie Presley. Armed only with an acoustic guitar, he won over thousands of fans night after night.

To date, nearly all of the songs on Stargazer have been licensed for television, including placements for ABC, ABC Family, FOX, CBS, MTV, Lifetime, and Nickelodeon.

Shane Alexander will tour the US with SEAL in May.

For additional tour dates and info, vist:
http://www.shanealexandermusic.com

and Shane Alexander's Dutch website :
http://www.luckydice.nl/shanealexander


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Laurie

fantastic
I heard the song Shipwrecked on the TV show Bones. I loved it. After a little searching I found out who sang it and heard samples of other songs on the CD. I'm thrilled with the CD and look forward to more great music from Mr. Alexander.

Theresa DeLaughter

Shane Alexander's Stargazer
I caught just a tiny snippet of the song "Shipwrecked" at the end of an episode of Bones. I wrote the lyrics down and searched them. I ordered the CD the minute I found it on CD Baby (whom I adore). It is a truly beautiful and smooth CD. I listened to it and then immediatly went back and ordered his other CD!
High praise from my little corner of the world and I hope he puts out many more!

Amanda

A true songwriter! I love it! Excellent!
Wonderfully written songs. Easy flowing from one to the next. An excellent song writer. Can't wait to see him live again.

Miss Kathy

Fantastic.
Your CD is fantastic, I really like your style and voice. It has stayed in my CD player since I got it. Thank you for finding me on myspace!

Angela

LOVE IT!!
Very Relaxing and Soothing to listen too!!!

Jenn McGee

The most relaxing dreamy music. I LOVE IT!!!!
I found Shane on Myspace and heard his songs and fell in love with them. I usually don't buy many cd's but I had to have this one.

Sarah

In Love
This is a beautiful CD. It makes you feel like you did when you first fell in love.I met Shane at the Seal Concert in Grand Prarie, TX he was a really nice guy! You could tell he loves his music!

Angel

the sky below
hypnotizing

Wendy

Amazing songwriter and artist
This CD is awesome! Each song tells a story and invites you in. I saw Shane open for Jewel and heard a few of the songs on this record, and I was so pleased to hear the rest. You should definitely go out and get a copy!

Jessica

Love this c.d! Shane really is a great artist!
I saw Shane Alexander perform at Win River Casino on Nov. 9th and absolutely loved his show! I bought his Stargazer c.d about two weeks ago and have listened to it non-stop since I got it. He is one of my favorite artists and I know that there is nowhere for him to go but up!
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