Shea Abshier was born, raised, and began playing music in Stephenville, Texas. While learning to play guitar, piano, bass and write songs, Shea developed a myriad of musical interest that shape his style today. In spring of 2017 Shea formed his current band, Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers, and the following January the band released its first studio album, Potluck.
Growing up with deep familial roots in the community of Stephenville, TX, Shea and his Nighthowler compatriots are emerging as part of the new generations taking the reins in a region steeped in accomplishment. The album was recorded under the patronage of Larry Joe Taylor at his renowned Melody Mountain Ranch. As its name suggests, the album is a sampling from the diverse melting pot that is Texas music; showcasing shades of blues and gospel texturizing an unshakable rock and roll foundation.
The Nighthowlers are composed of Shea Abshier, Ben Richards on lead guitar, Chase Chancellor on drums and Monty Scrogum on bass; Paul Oliger will rejoin the band playing lead guitar upon completion of his tour in the US Army. Past members include Tyler Moses on rythym guitar and vocals and Aaron Wylie on lead guitaR.
“Music is my calling. It'd be selfish to say that music has played a huge roll in my life, because I’m pretty sure music touches everyone. That's why I play it.”