SHAWN MICHAEL PERRY has taken the multi-hyphenate to new heights. This singer, songwriter, actor, educator and activist was born in Southern California into indigenous heritage (his father is a Native American of Salish ancestry; his mother, Panamanian of Mayan ancestry), Shawn has embraced his culture, past and present with an eye to the future.
Shawn first came to the public's attention through his acting skills. He has appeared in films as diverse as Last of the Mohicans and Hidalgo and television productions such as My Indian Summer. His stage credits include the highly-acclaimed production of Ghost Dance at Los Angeles's Actors Gang Studio. Shawn has been a member of SAG and AFTRA for over ten years.
Shawn's musical ambitions led him to the studio with a collection of songs highlighting the human experience as seen through indigenous eyes. The strength of his music and beauty of his words was enhanced by producer John Avila, the talented bassist/producer of Oingo Boingo. Final polishing was added by the skillful mastering techniques of Ron McMaster (Capitol Records). The results were marketed as the limited edition "RUN2U". Tracks "Freedom" and "Libertad" received terrific response and airplay. Due to their popularity, these songs are featured on the new full-length CD, SHAWN MICHAEL PERRY & ONLY THE BRAVE. Together with his band, Only the Brave, Shawn is on the road, spreading his message. shawn has opened for REDBONE,JEFF HEALEY BAND,KEITH SECOLA,MARY YOUNGBLOOD,BADLANDS, AND SHARED THE STAGE WITH YAVAI,CLARENCE CLEARWATER,TRACY NELSON..JUST TO NAME A FEW
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