By DAVID DUPONT
BG Impartial Information
In 2004, singer-songwriter Shane Piasecki paid for recording his first album with the reward of cash from his highschool commencement. Then he left Liberty Heart for California, and later Nashville.
5 years in the past, he returned to the realm. Within the 13 years since he graduated, he’d file three extra albums, toured because the opener for Howie Day, and spent 10 years in Nashville, garnering a file deal and native airplay.
However household known as. He has a younger son. “I can by no means go away once more.”
However having gotten out of his administration contract, he additionally had no regular earnings.
Piasecki remains to be dedicated to the lifetime of a full-time performer.
Piasecki and his band the Lone Wolf Hippies will carry out Sunday, Nov. 27, at 6 pm Grounds for Thought in a live performance produced by Dustin Galish and offered by BG Impartial Information.
He shaped the band 5 years in the past. Piasecki introduced bassist David Morris and drummer Mark Sentle collectively at his home and labored on his originals.
Each have in depth expertise on the Toledo music scene.
Sentle got here up on the jazz enjoying with Gene Parker.
Morris, who attended Toledo Faculty for the Arts, began gigging when his mother and father nonetheless needed to drive him to gigs. He carried out with The Good, the Dangerous and the Blues when the band was a finalist within the Worldwide Blues Competitors.
“It is such a enjoyable band,” he mentioned. “We do every little thing our personal approach. We’re all type of left-handed as individuals and musicians.”
They will play “genuine variations of covers” and a whole lot of Piasecki’s originals.
Given his earlier writer owned half of a lot of his current catalogue. Piasecki got down to compose a brand new e-book. The band additionally performs tunes from his earlier recordings as a result of they’re widespread together with his native followers.
Piasecki desires to get the Lone Wolf Hippies as a longtime touring band alongside the strains of Crimson Wanting Blue. Getting that in gear is troublesome. The band has labored across the space and opened for Guster at Hensville.
As a full-time musician, he has to maintain busy, so he nonetheless books reveals as a single. At this level, his workload from him is spilled half with the band, half on his personal from him.
“I write on daily basis,” he mentioned. “It is simply type of the spark fly by way of my thoughts.”
He works out points with relationships and private progress. As quickly as he finishes one tune, he begins the following one. He learns one thing from each.
Just lately, he mentioned, he met with a gaggle of older guys who get collectively usually for espresso and speak of their hometown, Liberty Heart. Piasecki got here away wanting to put in writing a tune that might join with them. “I care about elders understanding me.”
He additionally has benefited from working together with his musical elders. In Nashville, he information with bassist Dave Roe, who performed in Johnny Money’s final band. Roe has hooked him up with ace session gamers in Nashville. That is additionally affected his tune writing by him. “I attempt to hold it straight and easy for these guys.”
Whether or not it is nation, blue rock, or jazz, he mentioned he “respects the songwriters and legends” who got here earlier than him.
The Lone Wolf Hippies have but to subject a file. They’ve gone to Nashville and Detroit for periods. Piasecki is considering that Detroit could also be the most effective place for him to get himself and band established.
“In Nashville I used to be extra a Detroit type of artist,” he mentioned. “They preferred my edge, however I used to be a bit too edgy.” He didn’t need producers to meddle together with his songs from him. “That is a giant deal in Nashville.”
At this level, he has three hours of fabric. “After we do discover a studio we love, we’ll have 40 authentic songs.”
The trio is happy to get booked into Grounds in a sequence that revives the coffeehouse’s custom, disrupted by the pandemic, of internet hosting dwell music. Piasecki lived in Bowling Inexperienced for some time and performed at bars round city as he had his bandmates. “We will all say BG is part of us.”