Tolan Shaw has risen in the San Diego music scene as a pop/soul singer-songwriter who will stop at nothing to build a career with his original music. Both a solo acoustic troubadour and the frontman of his four-piece band, Shaw’s music is catchy and soulful, bluesy and melodic, funky and sincere.
After winning 1st place at the 2011 and 2013 San Diego County Fair Singer-Songwriter Contests, and 1st place at the 2012 San Diego Songwriters Guild Contest, Shaw took 8 months to travel Central and South America, writing many of the songs on his SDMA nominated debut self-titled album, released in June 2013.
In 2014, Shaw has focused heavily on songwriting and performing locally, releasing single songs and quality music videos which have gained the attention of radio and industry ears. He is nominated for “Best Singer-Songwriter” at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards. With an EP due out in early 2015, Shaw is gearing up for an exciting year of touring and promoting new music.
While some people are saying Shaw is the next Jason Mraz or Jewel to emerge from San Diego, one thing seems certain: the future looks bright for Tolan Shaw.
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