Shane Cloutier (aka #badassofacoustic) is a Canadian born and raised singer-songwriter. He writes acoustic anthems focused on life experiences, perseverance, and reflection. The music he makes speaks loudly to his listeners leaving them wanting more.
Music has always held a large part of Shane’s life from professionally studying music, teaching music, writing his own original music, and performing for as long as he can remember. Most recently Shane has been focused on his solo career by steadily releasing original albums and singles.
Shane’s three-album acoustic trilogy has been an introspective of facing adversity, while heavily focused on perseverance and reflection. His first album “In Light” is purely raw acoustic and features one of his most popular singles “Shape of Me” which reached #5 on the Google Play folk charts. His second album, “Red Wagon” introduces new sounds with live bass and drums. The third and final album of the trilogy, “Lie to Me ’til It’s Over” he breaks new ground with his acoustic sound mixed with cello and programmed beats. Now with his most recent single releases, “We Used to Sit” and "So Behind" we are introduced to a new side of Shane.
With Shane’s drive, determination, and love for sharing his music comes success. Shane has collaborated with multi-time Maple Blues Award winner Tom Bona, legendary guitar player Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush, and Grammy-nominated cellist Michael Olsen. His unique sound and guitar abilities have caught the attention of notable endorsement companies. Shane is the only Canadian endorsee for the Ibanez acoustic guitar range and the Canadian endorsee for Laney Amplification.
Shane’s strong emotional voice and his work as a guitarist, combined with his heavy metal influences creates an uncommon sound for a singer-songwriter folk musician. Shane is originally from Orillia, ON but now resides near Collingwood, ON where he continues to focus on his music and connect with his fans.
Want to know more? Check out the links below for interviews, articles, and more.
On the Bay Magazine
"Music, the Heartbeat of the Bay" by Jeff Woods (pg. 102)
20 Questions with Shane Cloutier
Shane Cloutier releases new single, "Rain Check"
Jeff Woods Podcast
Route 26: Music Happenings Around Georgian Bay