As a performer, Shawn released a series of semi-autobiographical albums in the ‘90s and early ‘aughts, work lauded by NPR, Elmore Magazine, Los Angeles Times and American Songwriter. His exploring, chronicling, and preserving of black American music became a soul journey, leading Shawn back to the blues songbook, and a transformation into the passionate, exuberant Reverend. Through the Rev, Shawn's commitment to this distinctly American art form burns strong; the time to nurture and share the blues is now.
Current release, The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, spent two weeks at Number One on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Blues Album Chart, received international praise, and landed the Rev on Sirius/XM radio, NPR, WNYC, several Best Of 2015 lists, in the New York Post, on ABC, and Fox 5 NY.
Spreading the gospel of the blues, of joy, resilience, and togetherness, one gig at a time.