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Heralded by George Clinton as “The Long Lost Queen of Funk”, Shawna P is blazing a new trail with her unique and powerful sound.Whether singing to 50 people or 5,000 people,her stage presence is consistently filled with raw emotion and heart wrenching soul as her powerful voice commands the attention of any audience, of any age, race or background. She is gifted with the ability to reach ANYONE, as her talent is undeniable.
She describes her original material as "EarthFunk Muzik". The EarthFunk sound incorporates digital tracks with live instrumentation to create an ethereal blend of all of her influences, yet having one main element- an undeniable FUNKY vibe. It is, without question, a sound of it’s own, refreshingly unique, leaving no one to compare her to-which is a good thing.
Shawna P cites her main influences as Mavis Staples, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Wonder, the Grateful Dead and Prince. She has shared the stage with such great artists as George Clinton, Kid Rock, Robert Randolph, Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots, Charlie Daniels, .38 Special, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and James Otto. She has recorded with Michael McDonald, Gary Nichols and also Shanna Crooks, Big Kenny, and Damien Horne of the Muzik Mafia. Her vocals can be heard on projects ranging from rock-n-roll to hip-hop, to world music grooves to country.
Currently, Shawna P is working on incorporating the Earth elements of slide guitar and other roots oriented instruments into her sound in order to get back to her southern roots in music. An Alabama native, Shawna P digs deep into the heart of southern soul like no one else. The album, "EarthFunk Muzik" is set to be released in Spring 2011. According to music legend Rick Hall of Fame Studios, “Shawna P might be the best female soul singer I have ever heard in my career”.