Alternative, Folk, Classical, Celtic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, and More.
Acoustic “fingerstyle” guitar player/wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence, a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in sharp contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. Merging complex melodic lines, harmony and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot.
About Shaun Hopper
Born and raised in Adel, Georgia, Shaun began playing guitar at age 12 after hearing a local street musician fingerpick a Nirvana song outside the local arcade. That’s all it took to light the fire. Starting out in 2002, Shaun played bass in several rock & country bands, cutting his teeth at local Valdosta clubs, touring the Southeast and gaining a popular foothold in Atlanta.Subsequent years of honing his craft led Hopper to the “Winfield National Fingerpicking Championship” where he won “Best Instrumental” song (2007) for his seminal piece “Autumn of Any Year”. Later that same year, Shaun won 2nd place in the singer-songwriter competition at Atlanta’s famed Eddie’s Attic “Shootout Competition” without singing a single note, being the first and only instrumentalist ever to achieve such recognition. Reviewer’s from “The Atlanta Journal Constitution” awarded Shaun the title “Best Musician on the Rise”(2007).
Shaun Hopper is unquestionably one of the finest acoustic-fingerstyle guitar players in America, a rare jewel in the tapestry of the Central Florida music scene. Dazzling us with his fiery originals and covering everything from Chet Atkins to Andre Segovia and from The Beatles to Queen, Shaun never fails to mesmerize us all.
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