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Shine Blackhawk


Inspired by her late, eccentric, gypsy father, Shine was exposed to his eclectic taste in music at a young age. Shine grew up listening to  the sounds of Muddy Waters, The Beatles, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Fela Kuti and John Lee Hooker to name a few. Her father strongly encouraged his young daughter to pursue her dreams of being a rockstar, since his own dreams of being a musician were put on hold due to her motherʼs tragic suicide. As a child, Shine, recalls living the true life of a gypsy with her father; sleeping in cars, waking up on the sofas of complete strangers, and stealing food to eat. Years later, after the passing of her father, Shine used music as a way to escape the grim realities of her surroundings. Ultimately, she made a decision that would change her life forever: start a band. It would take many years and many bands before she found her own voice. She morphed to create heart stomping, earth shaking magic. Shine brings fire with her gritty, raspy vocals, fueled with a super-charged and emotional delivery, supported by tribalistic, electric pulsating, punksoul sound. She's known for possessing wild, shamanistic qualities on stage. “My music is about getting free,” Shine imparts, “I like to wake up shit inside of you and start a revolution.” When asked what music category one would likely find her in, she sighs as she takes a deep breath and blows out what she calls 'medicine smoke'. "I transcend all boxes and cages...I rap if I want to...I rock n roll if I want to...I get Punk if I want to...I am free Wolf and I don't limit myself or my Art to any label. You shouldn't either."




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