“Kellerman’s leads on stage were tough and tasty, never pandering to the lowest common denominator.”
Hal Horowitz – Blues Revue
They called James Brown the “hardest working man in show business” and it would be no understatement to call Shawn Kellerman the “hardest playing blues guitarist” on the scene today. Shawn is recognized as one of the most powerful stage performers you will ever see. He literally puts every ounce of mental and physical energy into his music. Expressive, dynamic and technically outstanding, Shawn continues to build on his past experiences and push the boundaries of traditional blues into modern territory by adding in some soul, funk and rock influences. Sitting up close at a live performance is truly an awesome, jaw dropping experience.
Shawn started his musical career as a teenager and has been on the road in 35 different countries over the last 18 years. During the last years he has concentrated on touring with his own trio “The Shawn Kellerman Band” which has played key festivals like the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Fest, Mont Tremblant, Pittsburgh Blues Fest and Blues From the Top . Shawn’s band has also backed international blues greats like Sherman Robertson at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, Memphis in May to name a few. To start off 2011 he did a 7 week, 8 country tour opening for Wishbone Ash and since 2012 he has been touring in The Lucky Peterson Band full time.
Shawn has been nominated for the “Guitar Player The Year” by the Maple Blues Awards, Canada’s most respected blues society based in Toronto, Ontario. Shawn has recorded 3 of his own cd’s plus recording and playing on Bobby Rush’s Raw CD released in 2007 that won a Blues Music Award in Memphis for “Best Acoustic CD of the Year”. Also, Lucky Peterson’s Live in Berlin 3 DVD/2CD box set which Shawn participated in, was up for a 2013 nomination for Best DVD of the Year.
“Shawn hit the stage smoking with energy and left it dripping in sweat.”
Tim Holek (Blues on Stage Internet Review)