J Shogren is “an affable bear of a man” (NYT), a “brilliant storyteller” (Rootsy), and a “Wyoming music legend” (WY Eagle) whose songs has taken him from the local bar scene to the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center and back again. In a voice “like one of those great bluesmen from ninety years ago” (Oliver di Place), his dark humorous stories are “endearingly eclectic” (NewSong) and “like a garden full of wildflowers” (Performing Songwriter). “Split the difference between Cohen and Dylan…you’ll have a place to start” (Rambles). His catawampus songwriting explores roots & traditional music filtered through a contemporary dissonant transmitter: “Americana at its best” (Village Records). To drop a few names, he has shared a stage with the Wyomericana Caravan, Darrell Scott, Mary Gauthier, Susan Gibson, Dakota Dave Hull, Nels Cline, Yonder Mountain, Pat Sansone, and Max Hatt & Edda Glass.