Shawn Z. | Wishful Drinkin'

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Wishful Drinkin'

by Shawn Z.

Americana, Folk Rock, Outlaw Country
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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1. Eve of Destruction
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2. Been Down
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3. Wishful Drinkin'
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2:53 $0.80
4. Man I'd Like To Be
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3:42 $0.80
5. Geogia On A Fast Train
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2:47 $0.80
6. I've Been Screwed
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3:04 $0.80
7. Thought It Was The Thunder
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8. Hey Judge Judy
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9. Talkin' Cover Band Blues
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Album Notes
Shawn Z. has an unvarnished vocal suited for Americana and an unpretentious yet thoughtful way of looking at things."
- Amplifier Magazine - May 2005

"He talks funny, can't dance, And he owes me money."
Todd Snider - Singer/Songwriter and Traveling Gypsy

"After listening to the cd, I found myself entertained. Shawn's love for Americana is obvious!"
Ryan Hoffer, A&R - Shut-Eye Records

"Shawn Z could very well be the long lost son of Steve Earle."
NEPA Today -

Shawn Z. fits the bill of rock, country, folk and humor all in one. Presenting a mixture of stories and songs designed to awaken the slumbering subconscious of any crowd. And his new record titled "Wishful Drinkin" proves it.

On the road endlessly for the last 10 years, Shawn has shared the stage with many artists... traveled up and down the east coast performing in various venues... "It took awhile to find out who I was .. and who I am .. And this is it ... the only place I feel 'at home' is on stage playing my songs for everyone to hear". Shawn says.

Going from singing in a classic rock cover band, to a stripped down acoustic duo .. then onto the acoustic solo act, Shawn don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

His debut CD "Wishful Drinkin" contains songs about optimism, compassion and the ache and humor of aging in the struggle to find something meaningful. It's about never being too old to learn how to feel new things. It's about song and dialogue and cigarette smoke and, ultimately, redemption (and, yes, the word is chosen carefully).


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Darlene Summa

Loved every minute of it!
I bought this CD and have thanked God ever since for bringing me on the road to Shawn Z and his music.
This has got to be one of the best new artists on the scene today.
Thank you, Shawn, for making such great music.

McLean Bennett

Very original songs.
This is a great CD. I especially love the song "Man I'd Like to Be". This is definitely one of my favorite artists on CDBaby.

Jon Strattan

he's for real
Shawn Z is a force to be reckoned with.He has the same restless spirit of all of the greats, Dylan, Fogerty, Bukowski.....etc. and like all of the greats have done in the past he carries his heroes on his shoulder but steers his vision into it's own distinct direction.Shawn's music is unbridled and goes directly from the ears into the bloodstream.Yeah, you can't go wrong with this guy, he's for real.Get ready to have your bones scalded, in a good way that is.