The Shane Pruitt Band
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Dec
12
The Shane Pruitt Band @ Nu-Way

Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Nov
29
The Shane Pruitt Band @ The Purple Onion

Saluda, North Carolina, USA

Saluda, North Carolina, USA

Nov
07
The Shane Pruitt Band @ Roundhouse Blues Festival

Savannah, Georgia, USA

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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"Whatever It is, you have It. Man that was fabulous!" - Quote


“Every once in a while a new guitar player comes along that breathes new life into the blues, keeps the roots but adds new limbs. Shane Pruitt is that new guy. He’s welcome on my stage anytime.” - Quote


"Man, that was really inspiratonal. The way he moves around on stage and plays, that kid’s a young Buddy Guy. - Quote


“Most exciting young bluesman working today!” - Peter Cooper - Musician and Critic


"At a young age, he has acquired much of what it takes to be an important player in the genre: advanced technique,Natural feel, educated influences, and sincere emotion.” - Baker Maultsby


“Perhaps the best guitar playing captured on record to come out of Spartanburg since Toy Caldwell plucked a Les Paul, Blues-Guitar extraordinar Shane Pruitt broke out on his own in 2005.” - Tad Taylor


“Spartanburg native Shane Pruitt has already established himself as one of the most prodigious guiarist around. His eloquently natural style is smooth as Mike Bloomfield and as fierce as Stevie Ray Vaughan. With sizzling finger work and searing vocals, Shane Pruitt is the new phenomenal talent on the local blues scene.” - Charleston, SC


"By his early twenties, Pruitt, 27, had developed a guitar prowess and maturity beyond what most achieve in a lifetime. He is not only technically proficient but also completely charismatic; when he plays he sounds raw, refined, explorative, and expressive. His performances dangle on the daring edges of improvisation and experimentation, with Pruitt often as surprised as audiences with each new musical twist and turn. " - Hub-Bub.com


“The kid had me shaking my head in amazement...blues guitar slingers should keep their eyes and ears open for SHANE PRUIT, he very well could be the next one out of the gate” - Mary4Music.Com


Discography

The Shane Pruitt Band
1 Drive a Hard Bargain
2 Jesus is on the Mainline
3 Won't Stop
4 When the Battle is Over
5 I Love You So
6 Howlin for My Darlin
7 Give it to You
8 Down in the Valley
9 Ruler of my Heart
10 I Pity the Fool (live)
11 Share Your Love (live)
12 Drive a Hard Bargain (live)

Shane Pruitt Band: EP
1. Thought You Were My Friend
2. Big legged Woman
3. Cried All Night Long
4. Side Tracked

Shane Pruitt Band: Juke Joint
1. Fannie Mae (Double Door)
2. Cried All Night Long (Double Door)
3. Hip Hug-Her (Handlebar)
4. Reconsider Baby (Double Door)
5. Funky Bitch (Gottrocks)
6. Red House (Gottrocks)
7. Travelin South (Gottrocks)
8. Got My Mojo Working (Handlebar)
9. Side Tracked (Double Door)
10. She Caught the Katy (Double Door)
11. Cried All Night Long (Handlebar)
12. Big Legged Woman (Handlebar)

All tracks have either received radio and/or streaming radio airplay. Some of these radio stations include, but are not limited to the following radio stations: WNCW, Rock 101, SCETV Radio, Smokestack Lightnin’ on WUCF, 89.9FM, Bandit Blues Radio, Belly Up for Blues, Blue Ears, Blues Blowtorch WGLT -- 103.5 and 89.1 FM, Bluebird Internet Radio, Electric Blues Radio, Graveyard Blues 103.9 WRCN, KNON 89.3, LCR 1350 AM, Midnight Blues, Midnight Special Blues, On the Roadside With Chris Maley - 88FM, The Raven N' The Blues Show - BFBS Radio, Sirius Blues, Tangled Up in the Blues - 93.3 NCD, THe Upper Room with Joe Kelley, and The Roadhouse (Podcast)

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Bio

Based in Spartanburg SC, the Shane Pruitt Band is bringing its raw, refined, explorative, and expressive brand of blues all across the Southeast. Formed in the Fall of 2005, the Shane Pruitt Band is quickly becoming one of the most recognized and popular bands in the area. Since its emergence on the local music scene, the Shane Pruitt Band has opened for numerous National Acts, headlined several local blues festivals, and has received a lot of support from local media outlets.

In 2007, the Shane Pruitt Band opened for Gary Hoey, PBS, Mother’s Finest, Junior Brown, Robert Randolph, Galactic (selected), and Johnny Winter (2 shows). In addition, they headlined the Greenwood Blues Cruise, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Low Country Blues Bash, Spoleto Festival, and Indian Summer Festival in 2007.

In 2008, the Shane Pruitt Band plans to open for more headliners, headline more local festivals and release their long anticipated second CD. Whether opening or headlining, the Shane Pruitt Band is guaranteed to please any crowd. They have received a lot of praise from their fellow musicians and music critics (see quotes). In addition, local media outlets have shown the Shane Pruitt Band a lot of support. The following local media outlets continuously support the Shane Pruitt Band: WNCW, Rock 101, SCETV Radio, Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald Journal, Metrobeat, Link, Spartanburg Magazine, and WYFF.

With strong support from local media, numerous venues, headliners, and promoters, 2008 is looking very bright for the Shane Puitt Band. With over 80 years of collective performance experience, the Shane Pruitt Band produces a sound that is both powerful and accessible, the rare sort that rewards deep listening while still pleasing those who come simply to dance and drink.