Shawn P. Rohlf

Shawn P. Rohlf

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Shawn P. Rohlf is a songwriter/front man of the award winning acoustic band, "7th Day Buskers." Shawn is set to release a highly anticipated solo album this summer. His songwriting, and energetic/humorous live shows have received critical acclaim in the US, Europe & Australia and gained many fans.

Biography

Shawn P. Rohlf has been recording and performing professionally since age 9. Shawn has many bands, as well as featured roles in musical theater, to his credit; most notably the 7th Day Buskers who have were voted "Best Americana Band" in the 2004 San Diego Music Awards and have received many other nominations. His songs draw influences in folk, bluegrass, Irish, blues, rock and alternative country and lived/performed in several cities in the US as well as Amsterdam. Some are earthy in the vein of Steve Earle and some are abstract as in Tom Waits. Live performances are know for his energy and ability to connect with an audience, as has been doing every Sunday morning for the past ten years at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market in San Diego.

Lyrics

Loch Lamor

Written By: Shawn P. Rohlf

The old man said to the young man,
"Young man, there's one row left to be hoed"
Young man smiled, said, "Come on now, you ain't that old!"
But late at night when the lightning strikes,
and the young sits up in his bed.
Ringing clear is every word the old man said.

chorus 1:
I've been told its fool's gold at Loch Lamor.
And I pulled that rusty handle but she crumbled to the floor.
Now we gotta get out while the gettin's good.
It's time to get down that dusty old road.
It's fool's gold at Loch Lamor, so I've been told.

At the crack of dawn when the rooster crows,
and he stumbles in the dark for his clothes.
Coffee dregs and the old man's eggs cooking on the stove.
But there's a new drum pounding in his chest and the old man soon catches wind.
"I was up all night, I think you're right; so count me in!"

chorus 2:
I've been told its fool's gold at Loch Lamor.
They've boarded up the windows and sealed off every door.
Now we gotta get out while the gettin's good.
It's time to get down that dusty old road.
It's fool's gold at Loch Lamor, so I've been told.

bridge:
There was a time but now that time is fading fast.
It's all erosion when you're frozen in the past.

final chorus:
Now we gotta get out while the gettin's good.
It's time to get down that dusty old road.
It's fool's gold at Loch Lamor, so I've been told.
It's fool's gold at Loch Lamor, so I've been told.

Discography

"Gully" EP - 2006
"Fool's Grass" - 7th Day Buskers - 2004
"Born To Pick" - 7th Day Buskers - 2002
"Long Live the Caboose" - 7th Day Buskers - 2001
"Kabloona Tunes" - 1998
"Banjo Travels" - 1995
"Rusty Klunk" - Vol. 2 - 1994
"Rusty Klunk" - Vol. 1 - 1993

Set List

Shawn's sets are 90% originals with some traditional covers and some by his favorite artists like Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, etc, His repertoire is endless and can provide hours of material for any situation.