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Interview with Shane Alexander

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Having just come back from touring in Europe, singer songwriter Shane Alexander, the former frontman of Los Angeles band Damone, will (heads up) play Tuesday night at Troubadour. Although he has been compared to the likes of Jack Johnson, James Blunt and Damien Rice, Alexander holds his own with a unique blend of raw melodies, soft vocals, haunting background harmonies and complex guitar parts.

After leaving Damone in 2003 Alexander immediately launched his solo career with his first album, the independently produced and distributed, The Middle Way (2005). Soon after, he released his second album, Stagazer, produced by Heroes and Villians, it is a Jeff Buckleyesque journey through lonely hotel rooms and lost love. Most notably, songs from Stargazer have been popping up all over the radar- the song “Little Woman” was featured on ABC’s hit TV series What About Brian, and the songs “Shipwrecked” and “Ride the Tides” can be heard by tuning into MTV’s The Real World and Laguna Beach series. XM Radio has even joined in on the fun by putting “The Open Road” into rotation.

Shane performs Tuesday night @ 9pm at Troubadour...Read on after the jump for my interview with him.

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Photo courtesy of Shane Alexander