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Friday, August 12, 2011





NASHVILLE, TN – R-Tist Records has announced a September 27 release date for

A Hundred White Lies, the newest and most creative album yet from blues/roots guitarist and singer/songwriter Shane Dwight. Produced by gold record and Grammy Award-winner Kevin McKendree, A Hundred White Lies was recorded at Rock House Studio in Franklin, Tennessee, and its dozen tracks include 11 original songs that showcase Dwight’s roots mix of blues, rock, Americana, soul and R&B, all presented in a killer style that takes no prisoners.

Shane Dwight will celebrate the release of the new CD with extensive touring throughout the U.S., including a special festival billed as “Hot Cars & Guitars” on September 10 at the San Benito County Fairgrounds in Hollister, California, not far from Shane’s original hometown of San Jose. This will be a first for Shane; he will not only be performing, but he and his father are also the promoters of the event. His father, Mike Dwight, is a renowned custom car builder and hot rod enthusiast. “Hot Cars & Guitars” will combine all-day music performances from Shane Dwight, Chris Cain and other bands, while patrons will be treated to a viewing of over 400 custom hot rods. For more information on the event, go to

The songs on A Hundred White Lies were inspired from the last three years of Shane’s life, and the stress on his marriage that came from long stints touring around the country performing over 200 shows a year. The stress of being gone from his wife a majority of the time proved to be too much for both of them. Going through a separation and eventual divorce took a hard personal toll on Shane and his wife. It was during that time that he began writing songs for the album that would become A Hundred White Lies.

11 of the 12 songs on A Hundred White Lies are originals written by Shane during that sad, dark period in his life. As the title track states so eloquently, it all began with “A Hundred White Lies.” “She Struts 22” is about the temptations that all artists go through while on the road. “Love’s Last Letter” and “Broken” are songs written about the pain of separation; and “True Love’s Gone” sums it all up. Sometimes the best songwriting comes from the darkest of times.

Shane moved to Nashville almost three years ago and as fate would have it, the home he purchased was a stones throw from producer Kevin McKendree. As Shane began to get to know his neighbors, a great friendship developed between Shane and Kevin. It wasn’t long before they were working in the studio together recording A Hundred White Lies. Shane was literally able to walk out of his house, go next door to Kevin’s studio and record.

Shane and Kevin were able to put together a cast of musicians on this album that is unparalleled. The group he used for these sessions was “Dick 50,” better-known as Delbert McClinton’s recording and touring band, featuring - in addition to McKendree on keyboards - Rob McNelley (guitar), Lynn Williams (drums) and Stephen Mackey (bass). Guesting on background vocals are Bekka Bramlett (daughter of Delaney & Bonnie, a former member of Fleetwood Mac, who’s also sung with Dwight Yoakum, Rod Stewart, Vince Gill and Sam Moore), as well as the McCrary Sisters (Ann, Regina and Alfreda, who have recorded with Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Buddy Miller and Wynonna Judd).

Over the past 10 years, Shane Dwight has performed over 2,000 live shows, released seven CDs with over 60,000 units sold, been a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (West Coast and East Coast), headlined and performed at some of the biggest music festivals around the world, including Beale Street Music Festival, BayFront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, Ottawa Bluesfest and Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. He has performed with and/or shared the stage with a wide variety of some of the biggest names in music: B.B. King, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Night Ranger, The Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, Etta James, The Doobie Brothers and Jimmie Vaughan, to name a few. His music has been heard on hundreds of radio stations in over 30 different countries.

Born on the East Side of San Jose and raised on a horse ranch in Morgan Hill, California, it was a tough decision for Shane to pack up and move to Nashville to further pursue his musical career. But Shane fell in love with Music City and knew it was the right decision for his career. Within six months of living there, he quickly earned a reputation as a “guitarslinger.”

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