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Bludshot Offers Alternative Funk In Hip Hop Form

After two years of constant writing, recording, and performing, BLUDSHOT's highly anticipated album, Another Day, is finally complete. Two years of dedication, committment, and passion were poured into this album and the final product is more than Bludshot could have hoped for. Fortunately, it only takes one listen to realize that it has been well worth the wait.

More on Bludshot
* Genre: Hip Hop
* Hometown: Virginia
* Website
* Buy the Another Day CD
* Contact Bludshot
* Booking Contact
Take a listen to When It's Over...
Beautiful Day
Who I Am
"Another Day" will be distributed by RedEye Distribution (#1 distribution company in the U.S.A) and is now available in stores. A National Press and Publicity campaign through Rainmaker Publicity and a national college/secondary radio campaign began in February, 2005 to promote the release of the album.

Each track takes the listener on an unforgettable journey through Bludshot's life and mind and repeatedly shows us why he is not your average hip-hop artist. He blends elements of funk, hip-hop, rock, and soul as if they were always meant to be together, and the end result is so infectious that you'll find yourself wondering why someone hasn't done this already. His sound has been described as a cross between Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Twista, but this is one of those rare cases where an artist can be recognized for a style that is uniquely his own.

"Shawn "Bludshot" Tierney's eclectic CD features a variety of producers and musicians. Shawn subtly blends funk, rap, rock and soul into his own original brand of hip-hop. Bludshot is a passionate musician, his singing style ranges from smooth storytelling to rapid-fired phrases. Shawn has surrounded himself with quality players and producers thus the CD has polished songs with infectious grooves." Laura T Lynch of

When asked about his inspiration, Bludshot cites a wide variety of influences. He appreciates the classic rock sounds of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beatles, just as much as he enjoys the soulfulness of Al Green, Sly and the Family Stone, and Bob Marley. He worships at the throne of old school hip-hop artists like Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Pharcyde, and A Tribe Called Quest, but also praises the work of current acts like Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Incubus, and Black Eyed Peas. All of this comes through in his own music, as he takes the best elements of numerous genres and weaves them together into a remarkably smooth sound.

Currently averaging three to six shows per month, BLUDSHOT, along with Big J (back up vocals), Tifphani (back up vocals), Cornell Pearce (Guitar), Clarence Chandler (Bass), and Demetrius Beynum (Drums), has rapidly built a strong following. The crowds continue to expand, allowing BLUDSHOT to consistently fill venues to capacity.

While BLUDSHOT spends the majority of his time writing, recording, and performing venue-filling shows, he tries to take a moment to reflect on his past and prepare for his future. He has experienced the negatives of this career that could make many others give up, but continues to strive for what he is most passionate about, his music. Along with the years of lessons and experience came an incredible amount of talent, determination, and unlimited potential. The possibilities are endless.

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