From The Basement To The Stage...
Originally hailing from the voluptuously scenic Hudson Valley, New York, Shane Scarazzini is a blues, country and rock rooted guitar player and artist. With an arsenal of experience from a variety of groups, mentors, and travel, his guitar technique has also branched out to collect character from jazz, funk, pop, and fusion music as well, making Shane Scarazzini a widely versatile musician. Over a period of barely three years, he has taken off from playing in the basement to touring the United States of America and beyond, performing in ambitious line-ups as both a sideman and a frontman. Today, Shane is still touring extensively with over 150 shows per year, and continues to pursue new projects and new ways to break through to the next level, just like his heroes. He credits his two biggest influences as Les Paul, and BB King.Shane Scarazzini began making moves with his career in 2011 performing as a regular guest with Rusty Paul; the older of two sons of the legendary Les Paul. Performing and learning the way of the stage with the Rusty Paul Band would then lead him onto the stage with class acts such as Lou Pallo (Les Paul Trio), Rob Paparozzi (Blues Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Hudson River Rats), Richie Cannata (Billy Joel), Julio Fernandez (Spyro Gyra), Jon Paris, Dave Keyes(Blues Hall of Fame), Slam Allen, and more.
In 2012, at 18 years old, Shane joined full time with the Jason Casterlin Band - a six piece country rock outfit based in the Hudson Valley, NY. It was with this group that he experienced his first professional recording sessions, and contributed lead guitar work to two original songs by Jason Casterlin.
It was also with this group that he began to grace higher profile venues such as Bethel Woods, The Falcon, The Chance Theater and Hard Rock Cafe NYC, while sharing the stage with rising country artists such as Jerrod Neimann and Jimmy Wayne.
A leap of faith was taken in 2014 when Shane relocated to Nashville, TN. He was immediately brought on the road by the fast rising artist, Ty Bates, and then spent four months performing nightly across the Gulf Of Mexico with the ship band on board one of Carnival's luxury cruise liners.
Following his return, Shane was picked up once again by a Nashville recording artist, Aaron Owens. For the next year, he would tour all over the USA in the Aaron Owens Band, a four piece "outlaw" country, rock and blues group that has shared the bill with acts such as Charlie Daniels, Blake Shelton, Gretchen Wilson, Willie Nelson, Gary Allan, Frankie Ballard, Chris Young, and more!
Upon resigning from the full time position in the Aaron Owens Band in early 2016, Shane went on to tour with a variety of artists, even making his debut in the theater world as a cast member of the award winning Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes featuring Jason Petty!
Some of 2016's adventures have also included a collaboration with Elvie Shane - a ferociously talented vocalist featured on American Idol.
The year 2017 launches the debut of Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers - an original trio hitting the road with fierce intensity!
Shane Scarazzini's musical endeavors are always marching on, with new projects and adventures brewing on the daily. Keep in tune with all the upcoming fun! You won't want to miss it!