Shawn Christie has been playing guitar for over twenty years, and has been fortunate enough to share the stage with some of his heroes, such as Guthrie Govan (Asia, Dizzee Rascal, The Aristocrats) Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) Alex Skolnick (Testament, Trans Siberian Orchestra) and 9 time Grammy winners Take 6.
It all started with Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality.” “When I heard that song,” Shawn recalls, “I knew I had to learn to play.” Shawn was self-taught for the first five years, learning tunes by ear, and devouring every book, magazine, or instructional video he could get his hands on. After years of mimicking the “greats”, he finally realized that he would need some direction to reach the lofty goals he had set for himself. Shawn attended Rowan University for jazz performance. The time spent at Rowan helped to diversify his playing stylistically and was largely responsible for the development of the techniques that allow him to play more of the complex lines he has become known for.
Shawn is a top notch musician and all around good guy. We're glad to have him on the Modern Luxe team!
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