Shawn Pander’s new CD “Notes From Hoover Street” is out and the song “What a Beautiful Life” is getting airplay. Written on a shaky dining room table in his Hoover St. apartment in Los Angeles, Notes From Hoover Street reads like a collection of short stories, a series of impressions that represent the beginning of a new chapter in the Houston based singer/songwriter’s life. Out of work, and with a relationship of nine years coming to an end, he focused on songwriting.
I wrote this song a few years back when I was writing a bunch of dark stuff. A friend of mine pointed out that all my songs at the time seemed to lack hope and I had to agree so I wrote What a Beautiful Life to symbolize hope. – Shawn Pander
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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with two of my favorite people (actually three if you count “her”) and chat about “Shit Girls Say,” the out of the box smash youtube and twitter sensation. At the time of this meeting the three episodes of “Shit Girls Say” had already been viewed by 18 million people and has had countless copy cat video followers. Graydon and Kyle, as humble and wonderful as ever are complimented by the attempt to copy what is obviously their brainchild….I asked Graydon and Kyle a few questions in amongst my natural instinct to catch up on family news (not that I’m family but hey once a mother)
Shawn Pander, who learned to play guitar from a homeless man he befriended near his father’s used-car lot talks to AMFM about his latest project and Pandora too. What’s that you say? Who is Shawn Pander? Shawn won the Grand Prize in the folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He’s also had a A 30-minute documentary, BEHIND THE LYRICS, which aired on National Television in the Los Angeles Market. He’s about to release “Notes From Hoover Street,” a sweet addition to his already stellar repertoire. He’s an independent artist of the highest caliber. Don’t take my word for it. Let these guys tell you:
“I would book him on the show again and again. He “wowed” our audience both times he appeared…they flooded our website looking to buy.” – Stephanie Granader, Producer, Dr. Phil Show
“Shawn Pander’s music is a folk-gem that improves with each listen. He concentrates on his acoustic chord attacks and distinctive vocal delivery….His music wouldn’t be out of place on a modern rock playlist next to John Mayer or Dave Matthews.” – Texas Music Magazine
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