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Connecting with The Jimi Hendrix of Violin, Derryl Perry & the Lonesome Devils


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Joseph Shackelford is a classically trained rock violinist and Nashville based touring musician. When he played in Corinth Mississippi May 26, 2018 he was referred to as ‘The Jimi Hendrix of Violin.’ He is an unassuming humble musician that wrote on Twitter November 23, 2017 “I’m thankful for the opportunity to create and share music and [for] all of the people I’ve met and conversations that have come from that … most of all, I’m thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and a country where we can worship Him freely!”

Live Laugh Love Nashville wrote September 25, 2017 that Joseph Shakelford is taking violin to a whole new level. The article describes this artist as entertaining, epic, exhilarating, with remarkable talent, and describes his playing style as fun and engaging. They noted that he has performed on the same bills and alongside 3 Doors Down, Ben Folds, Dwight Yoakam, Barret Baber, Whisky Myers, and the list goes on.

Today, Good Friday April 19, 2019, Ms. Annie Sells is thankful for the opportunity to meet and work with Joseph. #AGirlAndHerCamera met Joseph while he was playing two shows with Derryl Perry and the Lonesome Devils. He came with a smile, his carbon fiber violin, and excellent coffee. It was my great pleasure to shoot him two nights in a row. I enjoyed just siting in the sound booth and visiting with him and the rest of the band between sets.

You can connect with Joseph Shackelford too:

Ms. Annie Sells was blessed to capture a few priceless moments, but what I enjoyed even more was sharing a meal or two, connecting through conversation about our shared passions, and listening.

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