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The Future Heavies
Shawn Persigner - guitar, vocals (2015-2016)

The Future Heavies
By 1984, at the age of 13, guitarist Shawn Persinger was listening exclusively to punk (The Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Black Flag, etc.), 20th century classical music (Igor Stravinsky mostly), avant-jazz (Henry Threadgill et al.), and fingerstyle virtuoso Leo Kottke. Shawn had little or no interest in Top 40 pop music. Thus he was the perfect addition to The Future Heavies radio-friendly sound as their founding guitar player...for scraping off their smooth edges.






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Shawn began his career in 1991 after graduating from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. As a composer and performer he has had his music performed innumerable times, in varying ensembles, on five continents, in 36 countries, and countless cities. He continues to tour and perform constantly around the world.

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Shawn has also been featured, reviewed, and/or interviewed in Guitar Player Magazine, Guitar Shop, Guitar World, and Premier Guitar. In 2004, Acoustic Guitar magazine named his solo recording The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar one of the best CDs of the year.



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As a music educator, Shawn has taught thousands of students and directed multifarious ensembles and group workshops. He has also written articles, features, and lessons for Guitar Player, Frets, and Taylor Guitars "Wood & Steel." He is a faculty member of Guitar Intensives in Bar Harbor, Maine; The Center for Creative Youth in Middletown, Connecticut; and has served on the faculty at the National Guitar Workshop.




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His books include The 50 Greatest Guitar Books, Bebop Jazz Guitar, "The Young Person's Guide to Free Improvisation and Experimental Music," and "The Uncommon Guitar Lesson."

For more information, please visit http://presterjohnmusic.com/solo/








The Future Heavies
Friday, June 9th, 2017 8:00 PM
Parrott Delaney Tavern
37 Greenwoods Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
(860) 379-0188
https://www.parrottdelaneytavern.com/
Price: $5
"The Future Heavies" make their debut at the Parrott Delaney Tavern, a rustic and charming American restaurant and craft beer bar located in the historic Hurley Building in New Hartford, Connecticut. The band will be playing three sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s. Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 8:00 PM
Second Chance 80s Prom Party with 100.9 K-Hits FM
Wauregan Ballroom
25 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
860-887-7699
http://bighitsbigfun.com/
Price: FREE! Win tickets from K-Hits
"The Future Heavies" will be playing the Second Chance ´80s Prom Party held by 100.9 K-Hits FM at the Wauregan Ballroom in Norwich.

"The Future Heavies" will take you back in time with three sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s from 8pm to 11pm. Dress in your best ´80s outfits and party with us.

Now through Friday June 9, listen to Keith C. Rise at 4:20pm Monday through Friday on 100.9 K-Hits FM as he reveals the "Bermuda Cruise Phrase of the Day." Then listen to "Franco in the Morning" the following weekday between 6am and 9:30am, and be caller number ten on the K-Hits studio line at 860-887-7699. There will be 40 pairs of tickets given away to the prom.

And you will have a chance to win the grand prize: a six-day, five-night cruise for two to Bermuda aboard Royal Caribbean´s "Anthem of the Seas" from Marc Bokoff of Cruise Planners. You must be present at the prom to be eligible to win the cruise.

#bighitsbigfun

Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 7:00 PM
School's Out 80s Concert: Future Heavies at Morris Town Beach
Morris Town Beach Pavilion at Bantam Lake
83 East Shore Road
Morris, CT 06763
860-567-7437
https://www.townofmorrisct.com/
Price: FREE!
"The Future Heavies" will perform for the first time as part of the Town of Morris summer concert series at the Morris Town Beach Pavilion on Bantam Lake.

"The Future Heavies" will play from 7pm to 8:30pm featuring the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s. Sarah LeMieux will be subbing for vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill.

The rain date for this concert is Friday, June 30, 2017.
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 7:00 PM
Celebrate America! The Future Heavies return to Prospect
Prospect Town Green
19 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712
203-758-0036
http://prospectrec.com/
Price: FREE!
"The Future Heavies" perform for the second time as part of the Prospect Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series. The concert will take place from 7pm to 8:30pm.

The rain location is inside the Prospect Youth Services building, located at 19 Center Street in Prospect, Connecticut.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 6:00 PM
The 80s Strike Back: The Future Heavies return to Killingly
Davis Park
42 Reynolds Street
Danielson, CT 06239
860-779-5390
Price: FREE!
"The Future Heavies" will perform for the second time as part of the Killingly Summer Concert Series.

The Davis Park gazebo is located on Main Street across from the Killingly Public Library.

Dress up in your ´80s attire as we turn back the clock!

Bring the family down for music in the park and get dinner from Renee's Working Girl Catering Service.

Presented by Killingly Parks and Recreation.

Sponsored by J&S Sound and Atlantic Broadband.

#kprd #makeitkillingly #killinglystrikesbackthe80s #kprdsummerconcerts2017
#killinglylovesthe80s2017
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 9:30 PM
Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant
300 Middle Street
Bristol, CT 06010
860-582-0002
http://bleachersbar.net/
Price: $5
"The Future Heavies" return to Bleachers Sports Bar & Restaurant for the third time.

Located on the same road as ESPN, Bleachers has 22 beers on tap, the best burgers in town, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. "The Future Heavies" will be playing three one hour sets of the best in new wave, pop, R&B, dance, and rock from the 1980s.


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