– Coach Smith, Host of Over Easy, Wimberly Valley Radio<
-Brenda Hardy, Tasting Room Manager, Singing Water Vineyards
-Nicole Bendele, Tasting Room Coordinator, Becker Vineyards
Brittany Shane grew up in the small town of Baraboo, WI (home of the Ringling Brothers and Circus World Museum). Right out of the gate as a college student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brittany Shane was grabbing rave reviews left and right, including “Best Female Vocalist” honors from Maximum Ink Magazine and the lead music articles from Wisconsin State Journal. After two well-received albums released under her maiden name (Safranek), the Americana singer-songwriter pawned a guitar to make the move to San Francisco and quickly become a staple at the Fillmore while playing in the poster room while Aimee Mann, Chris Isaak and Travis graced the main stage. She later would open for Heart, Peter Frampton and Foreigner at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. After another album which would land on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 20 List of the year, Shane found success beyond the stage, her songs receiving placement in film, television and commercials, including Hyundai, Oxygen, PBS, A&E and more.
Having fallen in love with Austin while on tour, Shane’s next move brought her to the Lone Star State where she discovered legendary guitar virtuoso Scrappy Jud Newcomb (Ian Mclagan, Stephen Bruton, John Dee Graham) at the Continental Club. The two joined forces on Shane’s 5th studio album, Loud Nights on a Short String. Since then, Shane has become a mother and yet still found time to release her 2018 self titled album, which was recorded at Resonate (Nada Surf, The New Pornographers) in Austin and mastered by Alex Lyon at The Bubble (Gary Clark Jr., The Dandy Warhols, Jet). The album was co-produced by longtime friend Jeff Byrd (Spoon, Explosions in the Sky, Iron and Wine) and Shane herself and featured an impressive studio ensemble, including Brad Rice on lead guitar (son Volt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Keith Urban) and Michael Tarabay on bass (Pat Green, Chris Cage, Bodeans).
While her past albums have mainly dealt with the themes of love, loss and strength, Shane’s new singles of 2021 and 2022 feature a new major inspiration – her young son Oliver. “Where”s The Moon”” simmers with honey-eyed visions of childhood innocence and “Texas Boy” is a smile-inducing lullaby, brimming with love for a child and an adopted home state. Shane’s sweet and clear melodies shine throughout these collection of singles she’s been releasing that beg to be heard though headphones. Listen to her current single releases on the “Music & Lyrics” page and see where she’s playing next solo or with her band on her “Shows” page.