Guitarist Shane Fontayne, who has shared the stage and studio with an impressive list of rock music’s elite, including Bruce Springsteen, U2, Paul Simon, Graham Nash, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and more, will be honored by the Rock Godz Hall of Fame as one of their 2018 Inductees Honoring Rock and Roll Luminaries. The ceremony will take place at 7PM on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA and will be followed by an all-star jam of past and present inductees.
RockGodz Hall of Fame focuses on highlighting the contribution of individuals in well-known groups that were not necessarily the “front” men/women and may not have received public acknowledgement for their part in bringing us the music that has played in the background of our lives.
Most recently, Fontayne has toured and recorded with Graham Nash, including recording, co-writing, and producing Nash’s most recent studio album This Path Tonight. Nash and Fontayne, alongside keyboardist Todd Caldwell, just concluded a successful year of touring behind Nash’s most recent release of classic Nash-penned songs Over the Years…
About Shane Fontayne:
Over the past forty years, since moving from England to America, Shane Fontayne has performed and recorded with many of music’s top artists – many of whom are also personal icons.
From the mid 70’s thru the 80’s he played with Mick Ronson, Steve Forbert, John Sebastian, The New Mamas & Papas, Lone Justice and Mick Taylor. Then, in the early 90’s, when Bruce Springsteen was putting together a different band, he asked Fontayne to join him. Through that decade he also recorded and/or toured with Bryan Adams, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Johnny Hallyday, John Waite, and Chris Botti.
Fontayne spent twelve years touring and recording with Marc Cohn, also touring with Sting in 2005 as part of his stripped-down Broken Music tour, and in 2011 he was asked to join David Crosby and Graham Nash on their European tour. Since that time he has toured and recorded with Crosby-Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash and has continued his relationship with Graham Nash to the present, touring, recording, co-writing and producing Graham’s most recent studio album This Path Tonight. Shane also tours periodically with Jackson Browne.
Fontayne was part of the band performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for President Obama’s inauguration and for seven years he performed at the Kennedy Center Honors, produced by George Jr. & Michael Stevens and musically directed by Rob Mathes. Highlights from the Honors include performing Beatles songs for Paul McCartney while accompanying Steven Tyler, James Taylor and from Heart, honoring Led Zeppelin.
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