I'm shad. nice to meet you.
Shad's latest album, SAWDUST, will be released May 2016 with your help. Keep your eyes out for a KickStarter campaign - your way to buy the CD and merch in advance. Come pick it up at the CD release party May 7th at the Saxon Pub or have it shipped directly to you.
Texas singer/songwriter Shad Blair was born and raised on a cattle ranch southeast of Post, Texas, learning to play guitar and sing from his dad and older brothers. He wore out his parents’ old country vinyl, spending the long Texas summers soaking up the music of Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Johnny Cash, Bobby Helms, and Hank Williams. At age 14, Shad’s father taught him to play “Fraulein” and soon after he began playing gigs, later working in the oilfields to put himself through college. Over the years, Shad has created a sound hardened by life experience and steeped in his influences including Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Steve Earle, to name a few.