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Shane Hall | Basic Draining

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Folk: Alternative Folk Blues: Folk-Blues Moods: Type: Acoustic
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Basic Draining

by Shane Hall

A unique indie folk, rock and hip hop artist dedicated to the art of self-examination and music
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hard to Notice
3:05 album only
2. The Fat Lady of Limbourgh
4:03 album only
3. Not Worth The Trouble
2:24 album only
4. I\'m Clean (Don\'t Use Me)
4:36 album only
5. Astronaut
3:15 album only
6. Until You Feel
2:28 album only
7. Mother
1:58 album only
8. Don\'t Mean Nuthin\'
2:20 album only
9. The Empath Less Travelled
3:48 album only
10. Okay With Me
1:56 album only
11. Summertime
3:29 album only


Album Notes
Shane’s history with music is vast and ecclectic, having come to its beauty through the energetic ragtime rolls of his grandfather’s antique player pianos and the soulful wail of his mother’s homespun country songs. Raised by his grandparents, during the summers in a small town in Massachussets and during the winters in a trailer park in Florida, he took to learning the guitar as a way to pass the time and make friends.

As early as 12, after learning his first few chords, he began writing songs and trying to find a way to record them – settling on a very crude method of overdubs performed by using two tape recorders. This tape, while unlistenable to most sentient beings as a piece of art, shows Shane’s desire to use his music to connect with other people and examine his self in the process. This same examination of self and country folk roots finds its way into a majority of the songs of Basic Draining, most notably “Mother” and “Until You Feel”.

During his teen years, he began to take an interest in rock and metal as well as more urban types of folk music. He immediately thrust himself into the world of recording and performing in punk bands when he was 15, making lifelong freindships which only further instilled within him the xenophilic desire to meet others through the creation and performance of song.

Eventually, Shane also followed his love for hip hop onto the stage as well – opening for notable indie hip hop artists Sage Francis, Mr. Lif and Aesop Rock with his close friend DJ Merf. This influence can clearly be heard in the hip hop inspired production behind his collaboration with Strange Famous Records recording artist Buddy Peace on their rendition of Eno’s brilliant “The Fat Lady of Limbourgh”. Always an energetic performer, he quickly gained a reputation as someone to watch in the Providence area, self-releasing a hip hop album titled “Malice in Wonderland” in 2001 to a warm reception.

In 2005 he formed The Rectangle Club, a band of local musicians that blazed a ridiculous show schedule in the Worcester and Providence scenes - bringing their brand of straight forward and intelligent rock to the table with Shane’s energetic performance style and witty lyricism.

Now, after 15 years of searching through the world of music, Shane returns to his roots in a big way to record an indie folk album that shows his dedication to the art of music, humanity and his desire to become a part of the musical underpinnings of the world in its search for the Benevolent Spirit of The Creative Impulse.



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