Shane Wallin is a New Mexico based writer, singer-songwriter & performer. Voted Top Musicians, Best Musician, Best Male Vocalist & Best Singer Songwriter (2011-18) in New Mexico, by Albuquerque The Magazine. Shane has toured the Southwestern, United States extensively since 2010. He has played between 250 and 300 show dates a year in 2017, 2018 & 2019. Extending his reach into many other cities and states including, Illinois, Texas, Colorado & Montana to name a few.
He is a prolific songwriter. The Albuquerque based musician self released “This Year Has Changed Me”, an EP of raw organic songs in January 2010. The release landed him his first shows in and around the Albuquerque area. In 2015 he released another EP of songs called “Free” produced by Grammy Award Winning engineer Stacy Parrish, with the help of guitarist Ryan Martino, drums by Wally Ingram, and Jack Casady on bass. “ With “Free” I really learned a great deal about the process of making high quality records, which definitely forged a path for my upcoming release “The Flood”.
In Autumn 2017 Shane began recording his first proper full length studio album which he produced with long time friend, engineer, guitarist & producer Ryan Martino. Wallin says “Making this album with Ryan felt like the perfect, logical, next step in the process of making a quality record. We had already played hundreds of shows together all over the Southwest, and the chemistry was there from moment number one”.
The upcoming 2019 release “The Flood”, consists of twelve new songs. Featuring the upcoming singles “All My Love”, “The Flood” & “Higher and Higher”. Wallin performs night in and night out, primarily as a solo artist, with a looper and acoustic guitar. “Really the whole album stems from the idea of keeping the recordings as tight as possible, just like it would sound every night when I play with my looper’.