Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar.


I'm a singer-songwriter who mostly plays solo and sometime duos with a flutist or percussionist. I play covers and originals. When solo I mostly play acoustic guitar and sing, and occasionally use a harmonizer, drum machine, or backing track. I like all kinds of music. I play the songs I like, which range from pop, r&b, blues, alternative, classic rock, modern country, and folk/rootsy stuff. I've been in a couple of rock/blues cover bands as a lead singer and rhythm guitarist. I can play a little bass too.

I'm currently writing new songs, taking guitar lessons to enhance my skills and taking beginner drum lessons. I'm hitting the different open mics every now and then with my acoustic guitar.

I am familiar with sound engineering, recording/mixing/mastering, photography, and video. I have a home recording studio. I am a software engineer by day. And when not working or playing music I am active in the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization that serves the PDX community through our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust - Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness & Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness & Involvement/Social Action.

I am not a smoker, so not fond of breathing second hand smoke. I drink socially and responsibly. No substance issues.

You can find me on social media under Shoushane or Shoushane Music.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 28 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


I don't know how much these artists influence my writing, playing, or singing, but when I was growing up I really liked Roberta Flake, Phoebe Snow, Natalie Cole, Carol King, Bonnie Raitt, Peabo Bryson and Donnie Hathaway. More recently I like Corinne Bailey Rae, India Arie, Adele, Ruthie Foster, Jill Scott, and Lauren Daigle. Guitar-wise, I'm absolutely in love with the playing and musical choices of Ruthie Foster and Gary Clark Jr.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


I have everything I need to gig.