Shawn started his music career playing the clarinet at Roosevelt Elementary in Sioux City. He discovered his grandmother’s classical guitar and became intrigued. By the age of fifteen he was in his first band and playing gigs.
When one of his band-mates decided to learn how to record music in Indianapolis, Shawn joined him and the two put out their first record. He later moved to Seattle where he spent several years in that music scene with different bands playing both guitar and bass.
After a short stint in Kansas City, Shawn moved back home to Sioux City. That’s where our friend Mat D. snatched him up and made him a bass playing Profane Saint.