Halloween Blog

WOW! You actually came to visit! Thank you. Here you will find material that wasn’t quite good enough for the book (mostly lists). More to come. 29 November 2016, Tuesday Exercise: Can Listing “What You Like” Help You Understand “Why You Like It?” (Does It Matter?) Musicians I like, who almost no one could objectively …


Halloween Press

Press for Halloween Baptizm and Nobody Knows I’m Famous “Required reading for anyone trying to negotiate the modern music world, not so much as a how-to, but rather as a traveling companion, providing companionship and sympathy for those of us trying to make our way.” – Michael Ross, Guitar Moderne “That Persinger is so good at …


Halloween Baptizm Art

The artwork for Halloween Baptizm was created by two artists. Maria Nicklin did the cover art for the CD, transcription book, and poster. Gonzalo Fuentes created the cover art for Nobody Knows I’m Famous, as well as illustrations to compliment the essays therein. Below is a sample of their respective works. Please visit their webpages …



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Guitar Lessons with Shawn Persinger

In addition to being an accomplished performer and composer, Shawn is also a highly respected teacher. Shawn is currently accepting private students in his studio in New Haven, CT and via Skype. He also teaches a group class on The Music of The Beatles. For information regarding rates and availability please e-mail: PresterJohnMusic[at]gmail.com Qualifications, Experience, and Accolades. – Writer …



VIDEO     AUDIO     SHOWS     FACEBOOK Join the Mailing List   For bookings email: PresterJohnMusic(at)gmail.com Described as “James Brown meets Pink Floyd at an Ozzy Osbourne Dance Party” 11twelve13 feature the unique talents of James Anderson on drums, Joe Casillo on bass, and Shawn Persinger (a.k.a. Prester John) on guitar, vocals, and effects. 11twelve13 provide funky …


All Upcoming Live Appearances

Shawn Persinger plays many shows, in many different forms. Here you will find: 1) Shawn solo, 2) Prester John Duo, 3) The Luck Pushers, 4) Emily B. (Art Punk), 5) Guitar Clinics, 6) Shawn Teaches the Music of The Beatles. UPCOMING 2018 March 28th THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN, New Haven, CT Lecture on and …