St. Louis singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Shaw has followed up his debut solo album, "Lay This Burden Down" with a 14 song, fast-moving, eclectic mix of American roots music entitled, "Lonedell". This is Shaw's fourth full-length release, including two with his band Freeze the Hopper. Shaw takes a definitive turn with his songwriting and recording direction to more of an earthy feel, mixing in stronger country influences than any of his previous releases. Returning from the "Lay This Burden Down" recordings is flautist and vocalist Stacie Missey and drummer Toby Mechem. Shaw also returned to the studio with another large variety of instruments including mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, banjo, piano, organ, fiddle, and guitar. "Lonedell" once again addresses the things that define Shaw - his Catholic faith, family tradition, and affinity to the working class. While The Beatles and Dylan influences are still evident, Shaw nods to country folk legends like Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and Woody Guthrie with songs of loneliness and desperation. With this he mixes in up-beat rhythm shuffles and clever melodies that add texture and excitement. The identifying stamp that ties the album together and gives it a unique feel different from "Lay This Burden Down", is the playing of mandolin and fiddle player Brian Elder. Elder's playing is emotional and melodic and adds a final touch that nudges "Lonedell" into the American roots and country folk genre. Shaw recorded "Lonedell" at Cedar Box in University City, Missouri. It was produced by multi-instrumentalist Patrick Crecelius, who added a creative tracks on various songs with his playing of ukulele, lead guitar, organ and piano.