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Shawn Rosseau

Shawn is a Canadian singer-songwriter, acoustic and electric guitar player, and music composer.

Shawn Rosseau previously toured Toronto and southern Ontario (London) based with a band as a singer-songwriter. Over 300 CBC National television music composition/performing/production and recording credits including Hockey Night in Canada, the Olympics and the National News, now based in Muskoka.

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Well known by many musicians and audience as the recent host of the monthly and longest running (over 20 years) jam nights at the Lions Club in Washago.

Shawn started in music at a young age piano lessons at the age of 7 years in England, where he studied classical piano (grade 10: Royal Conservatory of Music). Shawn toured Canada's east coast in his teen years in a band called Tequila. Later on, he ended up in southern Ontario with a band called Hot House. They cut an album called BURN IT DOWN in 1978 at London Ontario. They toured the circuit with the likes of Teenage Head and Helix in big rocking bars. Hot House toured around with a new 5 ton truck and full PA gear and lights. All 1000 copies of their album were sold, mostly through Sam The Record Man in Toronto.

Music for TV and film offered opportunities and Shawn began working with CBC television writing and producing music for national TV commercials.

Music has always been Shawn's passion, now performing classic rock, blues, and country. Shawn's influences include Johnny Cash, Stompin’ Tom, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kris Kristofferson, Tragically Hip, and many more.

Shawn has written and performs a lot of his own music. Prisoner's River includes a lyric in the Ojibway language, as requested by a native friend, who found the song to be very spiritual. My Old Car…… guess what …? It's about Shawn's old car! Songs about Muskoka and more "I've Been Around" includes the lyric "I'm heading up to Dorset, Lake of Bays!"  DEJA VIEW>>> see ya at the Hollow Valley Resort!!

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