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Meet Shawn


Long known as a local favorite. Born and raised in Southern Ontario. Recognized and respected by his peers.

Shawn is the best kept secret in the local music scene. A world class entertainer.

A superb solo artist who writes songs full of passion and truth. He combines technical musicianship with memorable and impactful songwriting.

“ His songs have touched my heart, they resonate truth and dedication.” Daniel Lanois

Inspired by such greats as Willie Nelson and bluegrass legend Bill Monroe,

Shawn’s song writing and flat picking style instantly awaken your soul.

”…radiating with vestiges of folk legends both past and present like
Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and John Prine ” Bluegrass Unlimited

There’s a sincere bittersweet quality in his voice that reaches the listener deep within. He possesses rare vision and a meticulously crafted gift. Shawn Brush and his music have a quiet power that is difficult to put into words. Somewhere between the virtuosity of his flat picked guitar melodies and the earnest conviction in his words and voice, you can sense the deep and unwavering passion he has for his music.

With guitar in hand, solo or backed by some of the industry’s finest musicians, the Krooked Cowboy is an artist that shines. He has appeared in national media and performed both in studio and live on stage.  With a powerful presence, he is a must see.

”Shawn Brush will weave a spell of musical intoxication around your brain and you will wake up the next morning sprawled across the front lawn of your mind!”
Ray Materick, Songwriter

Central Canadian bluegrass composer 1991 1994

12 indie CD’s

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The  Krooked Cowboy updated 2018