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Shawn P. Rohlf is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and frontman of the legendary San Diego acoustic roots band, the 7th Day Buskers; who have 5 full length albums, many San Diego Music Award nominations including a win for Best Americana Band in 2004, were a featured band in Lambs Player's "Cotton Patch Gospel and performed with the San Diego Symphony's Summer Pops Series and legendary conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch.
Shawn has also released 6 full length solo albums and E.P.s. His most recent release, "Country Mouse, City Mouse" vividly draws on the journey and characters he has experienced from living, working and traveling back and forth between rural and urban settings. From growing up on a dirt road in the woods of Minnesota,
to surviving as a traveling troubadour and busker in many of the major cities in the U.S., Europe and Canada; as well as working as whitewater rafting guide in the Grand Canyon, Utah and Alaska. Tales of love, heartbreak and adventure come to fruition in this collection of songs and stories.
Shawn is a multi-faceted performer who has earned a reputation as a bandleader and solo performer, record producer and utility sideman; working on stage and in the studio with artists including Steve Poltz, Tim Flannery, Sara Petite, Bob Weir, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Des McAnuff, Marvin Hamlisch, Hullabaloo, Lisa Sanders and many more.
Shawn has also worked in more than a dozen of San Diego's professional theater productions; as an Actor, Musician, Musical Director and Writer. His most recent works include composing the score and performing in the La Jolla Playhouse's 2019 WOW production "How High The Moon." This was followed by the 2020 Digital WOW production of "Ancient," produced entirely during quarantine and is featured on the Broadway on Demand website.
“Rohlf’s music is typically catchy, quirky, and lighthearted with clever and funny lyrics; on the new album he takes the title to heart, equally comfortable singing power chord-driven rockers, country flavored folk rock, and personal folk fare.”
Frank Kotcher – San Diego Troubadour
“Shawn P. Rohlf’s busker punk sensibilities come roaring out of the night like a box car from Barstow, all desert dust and whiskey breath. His new solo album “Country Mouse, City Mouse” bears witness to Rohlf’s prairie roots, wry wit, and street-tested, multi-instrumental mastery.”
- Peter Bolland - SD City Beat Album Release