Win Tickets ($60): Shawn James @ The Old Church Concert Hall | Singer, Songwriter, High-energy Originals & Covers

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Shawn James @ The Old Church Concert Hall on December 9. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 5.


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Shawn James
December 9, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | All Ages
More info:

The Old Church Concert Hall
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Hey there, this is Shawn James.

I’ve had way too many writers think they could sum me up & relay what I’m about from an hour long conversation so they could write my “bio” but I’ve had it. Screw that. I’ll tell it in my own words.

I was born & raised In Chicago, Illinois. I grew up on the south side of the city where I attended a gospel church. I was always around a lot of heartfelt soulful music & hardworking, real, down to earth people. Although I no longer abide by any religion, I value the times I had and how they shaped me to be what I am now.

I’ve moved around quite a bit living in all different parts of the US. While absorbing all sorts of different cultures from here & around the world, I’ve developed my own sound.

I started releasing my own music in 2012 and haven’t stopped since. I play a wide range of music from folk to blues, r&b, Gospel to rock, metal & alotta things in between. The main constant amongst all the genres would be that it’s all done with emotion, feeling, heart & a lotta soul. I mean what I say & deeply feel what I play.

I play covers of songs I dig sometimes and although some people may only know me because of those, I’m hardly just a cover artist.

If you come see me play live and expect just one style or aspect of what I do, you may be disappointed to learn that our shows are a roller coaster of emotions, musical styles, intensity & energy. I get bored easily & love to mix things up. Be ready & bring your ear plugs just in case..

I’ve always been the underdog so to speak since I’ve never had the backing of a large record label, big marketing firm or massive PR company & I truly like it that way. I feel as though I’ve earned what I have through hard work, determination, a good bit of luck & the great relationships with people I’ve made along the way. I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way being in this “music business industry” and that’s alright by me. I’ve seen that with your support (the listeners out there) I can make my wildest dreams come true.

If you want to listen to an artist that’s authentic, genuine & original then you’ve come to the right place.

I hope you enjoy the music & will join me on this journey that I’m so extremely grateful to be on. Thank you all so very much.


Shawn James




  1. Marie Blackwell on November 16, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    My kind of music 🎶 a little bit of everything & never a dull moment!

    • Amy M on November 12, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      Big fan! I would love to be there!

  2. Orest on November 22, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!

  3. Lisa on November 29, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I would love to go 💙

  4. Dave G. on November 29, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    I’d go to this based on his self written bio alone! Sounds like a real down to earth cat. Count me in!

  5. Carly on December 2, 2022 at 7:58 am

    The Old Church Concert Hall would be such an amazing place to see Shawn James!

  6. Ethan Koester on December 4, 2022 at 12:32 am

    I’ve been following Shawn James for about 3 years now so getting the chance to see him in person with my boyfriend would mean the world to me 🙂

  7. Teena Winski on December 4, 2022 at 9:34 am

    It’s my Birthday, It’s my birthday! No pressure really….you would just be making a girl happy and making her day that’s all.

  8. Mandi on December 4, 2022 at 9:35 am

    An amazing performer at what looks to be an awesome venue. I’d love to check it out!

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