Holiday Letter

Holiday Letter


Brittany Shane Plays a benefit for Central Texas Food Bank at Meanwhile Brewery Saturday, December 11th and Releases New Song “Holiday Letter”

Austin singer-songwriter, Brittany Shane, will play a benefit for the Central Texas Food Bank on Saturday, December 11th at Meanwhile Brewery (Her band plays at 10pm /whole event is 8:30-11pm) the same day her new single, “Holiday Letter”is released.

“Holiday Letter” is a song Brittany wrote about wanting the homeless community to be treated with more empathy while hoping for better long term solutions to the issue. Proceeds from Brittany’s show will go to the Central Texas Food Bank. During the show, goods can be donated to the Texas Food Bank (see most requested list at end of release) and all sales of her song, “Holiday Letter” will also go to the Texas Food Bank.The song will be available for purchase on her website: for $1. $1 can feed 4 people at the Central Texas Food Bank). All donations Brittany makes will be matched by the Beaumont Foundation. The Beaumont Foundation is matching all donations at the Central Texas Food Bank until the end of December.

“Holiday Letter” was recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, TX and produced by Josh Center (David Cook, Zac Maloy) who also plays drums/percussion on the song. Electric guitar, keys, strings arrangement and mixed by David Percefull (Meat Puppets, Green Day, Gary Clark Jr.), bass and Engineering by Casey Johns (Garret Bryant Band),back up vocals by J. Meridian and Mastering by Adam Odor (Mike & The Moonpies).

Show Details:

Meanwhile Brewery
Saturday, December 11th
Show is from 8:30pm-11pm
Headlining: Brittany Shane & Band @ 10pm
Opening the show is Rob D. @9pm
3901 Promontory Point Dr., Austin, TX 78744
Texas Food Bank:
Brittany Shane:


MOST REQUESTED ITEMS FOR DONATION: Peanut butter, canned chicken Brest or tuna, canned low sodium vegetables, canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added), dry pinto beans, brown rice, dry pasta, non-fat dry milk powder, 100% whole grain cereal.



“Brittany Shane has a trademark style all her own. Her voice will lift you up and carry to to a place of relaxation and joy. Always enjoy listening to her!”

Brenda Hardy
Tasting Room Manager
Singing Water Vineyards

“Along with being musically talented, Brittany Shane is both professional and wonderful to work with! We love having her play at Becker Vineyards!”

Nichole Bendele, PR & Winery
Tasting Room Coordinator
Becker Vineyards.


Right out of the gate as a college student in Wisconsin, Brittany Shane was grabbing rave reviews left and right, including “Best Female Vocalist” honors from Maximum Ink Magazine and 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 became a staple at the Fillmore while sharing the stage with the likes of Aimee Mann, Chris Isaak, Travis, Heart, Peter Frampton and Liz Phair. After another album which would land on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 20 List for the year, Shane found success beyond the stage, her songs receiving placements 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 launched My Music Day, a program that teaches preschool age children music skills. And yet she still found time to release 2018’s 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 sixth full length features a new major inspiration- her young son Oliver. “Where’s The Moon?” simmers with honeyed 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 a collection of songs that begs to be heard through headphones. You can catch some of her new songs at a live show this this Fall and her new album is due out in early 2021. You can hear her albums on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon or visit her website at:



By: Brittany Shane, 2021

He’s walking a fine line
As people drive on by
But don’t worry he’s the king of this mess
What is junk to one is another’s success

He’s now looking at you
Should you turn and run away?
If you can’t understand do you call for him moved?
Or get upset and demand it’s improved?

I will stand by you
Keep you warm with the things I do
To help you through
This Holiday Weather

Your fingers touch the glass
Frosted days are melting fast
You are home at last
In my Holiday Letter

There’s nothing to prove
You don’t have to leave your name
It’s the thought that counts
With intentions for good
If he was in your place
You sure knew he would….

I will stand by you
Keep you warm with the things I do
To help you through
This Holiday Weather

Your fingers touch the glass
Frosted days are melting fast
You are home at last
In my Holiday Letter

*Lyrics and music by: Brittany Shane



Brittany Shane color photo
Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Brittany Shane b&w photo
Photo by Todd V. Wolfson