We are lucky enough to call this guy a friend, not just some musician on stage. We recently spoke with Shane Key to learn more about him and his passion for music so we could share it with all of our readers. Shane provides live music for events ranging from weddings, and birthdays to corporate parties. There is no doubt that Shane is a talented musician that is dedicated to give his audience what they want – whether it be dinner music, folk, rock and roll or even current hits. Shane typically plays solo, but he is able to give the performance of a full band by using live looping, recording short tracks and layering them together on-the-fly. His strong passion has allowed him to create a blossoming career out of something he loves to do. Read below to learn more!
A. I started playing solo back around 2006 as an outlet. I just enjoy performing. However, as the need to provide for my family grew I started seeking out venues around town that provide live music that are willing and able to pay their performers. I got a few gigs here and there and my career has blossomed. Ultimately, I attribute my success to the Lord Jesus. He gave me the talent and drive and brought the right people into my life to make this career possible.
A. This is all I know how to do! I can’t imagine doing anything else- acting, perhaps.
A. I wish I had the confidence then that I possess now.
A. I’m actually 87 years old. Seriously, I love mountain biking. I ride the trails around the Triad as much as I can.
A. I have a family to support! Also, I have this musical gift I feel compelled to share. I have been extremely blessed that the two can work together!
A. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
A. My wife and I just returned from New York. We celebrated our 18th anniversary there and had the time of our lives.
A. Hopefully, in the woods biking the trails!
A. Ginger Ale with a slice of lime.
A. My wife and family.
A. Haha, I’m sure I could benefit from their advice! If I have anything to impart, it would be:
A. Fixins’ American Craft Eatery!!! Chef Jason, August Rose and their crew are constantly creating crazy delicious food. Highly recommended!
A. In the woods.
A. I don’t drink alcohol, so the coffee shops see me a lot! If you want to grab a beer after work, Brown Truck Brewery can’t be beat for quality and vibe.
A. I’m excited about Cohab Space in West End. Their vision to bring renewed life to the area and provide space for creatives is inspiring!
Voices of HP is a series where High Point Discovered asks questions to High Point business leaders and entrepreneurs to share their view. Consider it a peek into the heart and soul of our local businesses. We hope you will be inspired to investigate more. Past guests have included Lori Teppara and Chris Whitesell.
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