Northwest based singer-songwriter, Shane Simonsen, was selected as a finalist in CMT's Music City Madness competition in 2007. He released the studio EP "Summer Dreams Away" along with a collection of bedroom recordings titled "The Well" in late 2009. His songs have been featured on the benefit albums; "Rock Rwanda" in 2008 and "Music For Libya" in 2011.
In 2011 Shane released the Self Produced LP 'Brackish Waters," which was well received. The full length album experiments with midi, acoustic instruments and voice; reaching for an organic middle ground. With this approach he showcases a series of songs that touch on such themes as commercialism, mockery and faith. In 2012 he released an EP of original Christmas songs called 'Songs For Christmas.' Both of these album can be heard and downloaded for free at noisetrade.com/shanesimonsen.