Music hours: 6:30 to 8:30: Duo // 9:00: Shawn Amos
Blues singer, Reverend Shawn Amos, is an exhilarating entertainer whose performances are filled with the foot-stomping, call-and response energy of a 1960s Chicago blues club.
Shawn was raised in 1970s Los Angeles watching musical legends like Marvin Gaye and Quincy Jones at work. The son of music agent-turned entrepreneur, Wally “Famous” Amos and R&B nightclub singer, Shirlee May, Shawn has had a rich career as both a producer and performer — overseeing new music and career retrospectives from R&B blues legends Solomon Burke, John Lee Hooker, and Johnny “Guitar” Watson among scores of other legacy acts.
Shawn began releasing a series of semi-autobiographical albums in the 1990s. His work has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times and American Songwriter.
Shawn’s life exploring, chronicling, and preserving black American music led him to the American blues songbook and a commitment to keeping this great American art form alive.