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Shayn Smith



At age 72, Shayn is having his third or fourth adolescence. He puts his many years of guitar playing and singing to work in the New Church of Boulder Valley, where he was music director for many years.

In the beginning it was fun playing Del Shannon and the Kingston Trio, but then the Beatles came on the scene and Shayn entered a new realm of musical experience. His first band was he and his cousin Pam playing Beatle songs. The Stinkbugs, they called themselves. His next band, The Belfreez, was a bit batty and formed in 1965. Shayn remembers playing their first gig at the local Methodist church. What goes around comes around, they say.

Then, it was on to The Individual Needs from 1967-1968 playing at school dances and the YMCA.  In the early 70's, Buffalo, NY saw The Quicksand Band quickly sink into oblivion. Too bad.

In the mid-70's Shayn went undercover as a country on-air personality at WWOL-Radio in Buffalo, NY. Jack Gillan was his persona. Listen to this aircheck from those days...

In the 1980s, Shayn arrived in Colorado and his 45 year collaboration with Joe Grossman in Pat 'n Mike & James has produced some outstanding and innovative tunes. Give a listen to Orion.

Many bands later, Men Without Pants made its debut to Boulder audiences and wowed with more than just knobby knees. MWP later took a backseat to the Backporch Symphony Orchestra. Then, there were several of years with the smokin' Front Range Burners not to mention the popular dance band, The Mighty Planktones who sold out a Wednesday summer night at the Rock 'n Soul Cafe in Boulder.

In June, 2015, Shayn assembled some of his musician buddies to play at his retirement celebration from the University of Colorado . It was a private gathering at the popular Nissi's nightspot in Lafayette, Colorado. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen were Joe Grossman, Dan Organ, Trish Pottersmith, Greg Coffin, and Henrik Boes.

Today, Shayn kicks up his heels with The Boot Squad.They are David Roth, Gael Lester, Greg Coffin, Jordan Boatman, and Caitlin DeBoer. Give them a listen to here...

Thanks for tuning in! Sit back, relax, and enjoy some original music from Shayn....


  • Born in Syracuse, New York.
  • Lived in Plattsburgh, NY, Buffalo, NY, Guam, and Colorado.


  • Plays guitar, sings, plays harmonica, melodica, composes and records original music.
  • Professional western and vedic astrologer.
  • Professional energy healer including pranic healing and approved Callahan Techniques Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Trainer.


Currently, Shayn practices Vedic and Western astrology in Broomfield, Colorado. Shayn Astrology offers Ancient Guidance for Modern Living!
Visit him at ShaynAstrology.com

Shayn is a Thought Field Therapy Trainer, Energy EFT Master Practitioner, Modern Stress Management Facilitator, and Pranic Healer helping to restore harmony, joy, and peace.
Visit him at ShaynEnergyHealing.com


Some of Shayn's many original compositions can be heard at


Some can be seen on YouTube


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