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Shawn Craver has performed thousands of shows over the last three decades and brings traditional Appalachian music to the stage with grace and class. Shawn has shared concert and festival stages with Chris Thile, Tim O'Brien, Dervish, and Altan. Also a published poet Shawn holds a Masters in Theology from Newman University where he recently served as a panelist with New York Times best selling author Maria Davanah Headley.
Shawn grew up in a family steeped in Appalachian traditions and learned the lore of Western Maryland and West Virginia first hand. A master instrumentalist, Shawn Craver is a 5 time Maryland State Banjo (Old-Time) Champion, Mid-Atlantic Mandolin Champion, and a recent featured performer at the Kansas State Fiddle Championship.
Shawn's short stories and poems have appeared in Coelacanth Literary Journal, And/Both Magazine, Garrett College Literary Journal, Outrider Podcast, and America's Best Emerging Writers. A recent speaker at the Wichita, Kansas University Friends Congregation, Shawn is available for interviews and speaking engagements and specializes in the mystical aspect of music. be contacted for private lessons and/or consultation. Read a recent interview with Shawn here...