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Shawn Persinger (Prester John)

Shawn Persinger (Prester John)
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United States
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Shawn Persinger is an American guitarist, composer, and educator. After graduating from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, he was in the band Boud Deun, and since that band's demise has worked in a variety of formats, from solo to collaborations. He often uses some variation of the name Prester John.
Website
http://presterjohnmusic.com
Related articles (8)
Releases on file (13)
Various Artists — Frets of Yore Various Artists — Frets of Yore
(Spectropol SpecT 41 , 2017, CD / DL)
Shawn Persinger Is Prester John — Halloween Baptizm Shawn Persinger Is Prester John — Halloween Baptizm
((Not on label) no#, 2017, CD)
French TV — I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness French TV — I Forgive You for All My Unhappiness
(Pretentious Dinosaur 09, 2011, 2CD)
Prester John — Desire for a Straight Line Prester John — Desire for a Straight Line
(Innova 774, 2010, CD)
Distinguished Panel of Experts — Trans-Indulgent Distinguished Panel of Experts — Trans-Indulgent
(Luna Negra CDLN-44, 2009, CD)
Shawn Persinger Is Prester John — The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar Shawn Persinger Is Prester John — The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar
(Innova 610, 2004, CD)
French TV — #7 The Case Against Art French TV — #7 The Case Against Art
(Pretentious Dinosaur CD006, 2002, CD)
Sean Persinger Is Prester John — Peerless Sean Persinger Is Prester John — Peerless
(EHP023, 2001, CD)
Sean Persinger Is Prester John — Reasonable Horse Sean Persinger Is Prester John — Reasonable Horse
(EHP022, 2000, CD)
Boud Deun  — A General Observation Boud Deun — A General Observation
(EHP021, 1998, CD)
Boud Deun — The Stolen Bicycle Boud Deun — The Stolen Bicycle
(Cuneiform Rune 111, 1998, CD)
Boud Deun  — Astronomy Made Easy Boud Deun — Astronomy Made Easy
(Cuneiform Rune 91, 1997, CD)
Boud Deun  — Fiction and Several Days Boud Deun — Fiction and Several Days
(EHP020, 1995, CD)

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