"Shawn Craver is a native of the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland and West Virginia and carries a lifetime of lore and music learned from family and friends."


Newman University Wichita Kansas, Garrett College McHenry Maryland, Mankato State University Mankota Minnesota, North Texas Irish Festival Dallas Texas, Sioux River Folk Festival Canton South Dakota, KS State Fiddling & Picking Championships Lawrence Kansas,The Friendly Inn Ellicott City Maryland, Owl and Monkey San Francisco California,Cross Ranch Bluegrass Festival Cross Ranch North Dakota,Winfield Art in the Park Winfield Kansas,Pipestone Performing Arts Pipestone MN, Society For the Preservation of Bluegrass Music, Downtown Concert Series Helena Montana, Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Association Winter Weekend, Minneapolis MN, Dulono's Pizza Minneapolis, The Orpheum Wichita Kansas,Pearl Street Mall Boulder Colorado,Cumberland Maryland Celtic Festival,Spencer Iowa Bluegrass Festival, Coolfont Concert Series Berkeley Springs West Virginia, Riverfest Wichita Kansas,Mt. Grove Bluegrass Festival Mt. Grove West Virginia,The Tiffany Tavern Alexandria Virginia,Renfrew Museum Waynesboro Pennsylvania,Songwriter Showcase Branson Missouri,Maxwells Morgantown West Virginia,Cumberland Rail Festival Cumberland Maryland,Big Island Rendezevous Albert Lea Minnesota,Chisholm Trail Festival Abilene Kansas,Chatauqua Bismarck North Dakota,Chapel Hill Concert Series Wichita Kansas,Highland Festival McHenry Maryland,College Hill Concerts Wichita Kansas,Old Courthouse Concert Series Sioux Falls South Dakota, Owl and Monkey San Francisco California, Courtyard Santa Fe New Mexico, Cumberland Rail Festival Cumberland Maryland, Helena Montana Concert Series, Dulono's Pizza Minneapolis Minnesota and more...

Shawn recently served as a panelist with New York Times best selling author Maria Davanah Headley and  his short stories and poems appear in Coelacanth Literary Journal, And/Both Magazine, Outrider Podcast, and America's Best Emerging Writers. 

An instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter,  Shawn is a recent main stage performer at The Kansas State Fiddling Championships, a five time Maryland Banjo Champion (Clawhammer), and Mid-Atlantic Mandolin Champion. 

Bluegrass Unlimited described Shawn's 1999 release "Over the Blue Ridge" as "...music that sincerely thrills and delights."  His flat-picking on Dick Kimmel's album "Fishing Creek Blues" released by Virginia's Copper Creek Records in 2000 found a worldwide audience.

Shawn has shared festival stages with the likes of Chris Thile, Altan, Dervish, Tim O'Brien, Bruce Molsky, Bonnie Rideout, Roland White, and others. One of his first gigs was in Morgantown, West Virginia in 1986 when he was 15 years old.