Born Feb. 11, 1971, Nova Scotia based guitarist / songwriter Shawn Hebb has not even come close to seeing it all...but he's seen quite a bit. He cut his teeth playing classic rock on the Northern Canadian bar circuit, played funk, blues and soul with a variety of bands in Toronto, and lived in Bangkok and Hong Kong performing in a 6 piece top 40 show band. As well, Shawn has played guitar and recorded for artists like Geoffrey Tyler, Jeff Scott and Amer Diab, toured America with the Beach Boys tribute act Surf's Up, and performed as a solo act on cruise ships in the Caribbean. Shawn also writes and produces his own music. His self released album Tourist is a folk pop journey of love and loss, of finding your way in the world and life. With hints of country and folk, Tourist has been compared to The Shins, John Mayer, Snow Patrol and Marc Cohn. Shawn Hebb writes songs you can relate to....stories that have happened to you, or someone you know.....songs that hold you while telling that story. Shawn is as influenced by Colin Hay, Nick Drake and Tom Waits as he is by Motley Crue and Iron Maiden, by Chuck Berry and the Beatles as he is Duran Duran and Splt Endz, by Fat Boy Slim as he is John Mayer. "Shawn Hebb is definitely a melody guy, right down to the handful of tasteful guitar solos...warm-up your vocal cords, there's plenty to sing along to." Kevin Zarnett - The Muses Muse Shawn bagged a lot of groceries to buy his first guitar.....he hasn't looked back too much since. ### ************** "Shawn Hebb is definitely a melody guy, right down to the handful of tasteful guitar solos...warm-up your vocal cords, there's plenty to sing along to." Kevin Zarnett - The Muses Muse ************** "Easy, breezy, jangly guitar pop is the order of the day for Shawn Hebb. Guitarist, pianist, singer, lyricist, and former army brat, Hebb is a multi-talented performer, and Tourist is the shimmering product of all that talent. Hebb's got those kind of vocals that ring of normalcy and comfort, and sound like they could be coming from that earnest English major who lives two doors down in res, never to be seen without guitar in hand. That might sound more like an insult than a compliment, but a compliment it is nevertheless-not everyone needs to be Jeff Buckley anyways. It's a little bit Shins, it's a little bit Snow Patrol, and it's even a little bit Jack Johnson. But most important of all, Tourist is all good. " Jaclyn Arndt - soulshine. Ca.