Shane Scarazzini is a professional musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. As an original artist, songwriter, bandleader, and guitar player, he has casted a wake in multiple facets of the music industry. Born in Newburgh, New York, Shane's passion for music began at an early age.
At 17 years old, Shane was taken under the mentorship of The Rusty Paul Band, led by the eldest son of Les Paul. He followed the group around with his guitar and learned how to properly function and communicate with a band. Despite being in high school, Shane would often play with the Rusty Paul band and other club-touring acts until the wee hours of the morning, night after night. He knew that every minute he spent on stage was worth more than any of the education he got in school.
After high school, Shane performed music full time with whoever would hire him, including his first original Country act. It was then that he began to fall in love with the sounds of Country music, uncharted territory for most of the other tenants of the New York Blues scene. Country music was becoming a part of his DNA, leading him to Nashville.
In Nashville, things got off to a humble, yet abundant start. He took every gig that came his way, on the road, in town, out on the ocean, and beyond. His hunger to play guitar and make an impact was palpable to anyone around him.
After several years and nearly a million miles of hard touring around the United States as a guitarist with a variety of different groups, Shane decided that if he had any chance at a career as an original artist, then it was time to move from the side of the stage to the front. He dropped everything, cleared his touring schedule completely, and committed ferociously into building "Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers."
Launched in late 2016, Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers continues to bring Shane's identity as a songwriter and bandleader to the front of the stage in the form of a power trio with utility instruments. Shane shares this journey with two of his best friends - Don Holocher on the drums/percussion and Lucas Carillo on the bass and backup vocals.
Today, Shane continues to tour the United States as a solo act, collaborating with other groups and with EightFingers. He is blessed to lead this exciting and colorful life, and his passion for music shines through in everything he does.
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