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Brittany Shane is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Austin, Texas. The Wisconsin-born and raised songstress blends rock and pop with poetry. She got her start performing at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California in 2000, playing acoustic in the Poster Room before acts such as The Wallflowers, Aimee Mann, Chris Isaak and Liz Phair graced the mainstage. After the release of her album, "Have Heart Live Young" (2010), she opened for Heart, Foreigner and Peter Frampton as well as headlining her own local shows in the Bay Area.
Her first two recordings, "Out of the Everywhere" (1999) and "Moravian Star" (2000) were released under her maiden name Brittany Safranek (Shane is her middle name) while attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Shane released her new CD “Have Heart Live Young” on her own 'Painted Lady Records'  in September 2010.
Shane has worked with top-notch music makers, including Grammy-nominated mix engineer, Joe Chiccarelli and producer Zack Smith (who founded the ‘80s band Scandal). Her music suggests Brit cult group The Sundays, The Bangles, Beth Orton or Mazzy Star.
Several of the songs on "Decked Out" and "Have Heart Live Young" provide much of the score to the multi-award winning indie film, The Village Barbershop, starring John Ratzenberger, (Cliff Clavin from Cheers) and Shelly Cole. The film, called “warm, humorous and ingratiating” by Variety, was released nationally in cinemas in March 2009 by [Monterey Media].
Shane's songs TV placements include: A national Hyundai commercial (2008), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen Channel) (2008), Living Lohan (Oxygen Channel) (2008) and Parking Wars (A&E) (2009), "Daytripper" (PBS) (2013), "After Happily Ever After" (PBS) (2013).
Shane promoted her new album "Have Heart Live Young" on her first US Tour from November 2009-August 2010 with 80 dates across the U.S. Aidin Vaziri featured her tour as a main music article in the Pink Pages of the San Francisco Chronicle.
She released her fifth album, "Loud Nights On A Short String" (2012) which was produced by Austin music greats Scrappy Jud Newcomb and George Reiff, who also played guitar and bass on the CD, along with Dony Wynn playing drums and Johnny Goudie on keyboards. Her new album is currently in rotation on radio KOOP, and her song "Only Sunday", which charted on AAA radio, can be seen on The Cool TV.
Brittany's songs were recently featured on "The Daytripper" On PBS (Episode "Dripping Springs", 2013) and in the documentary "After Happily Ever After" (2013) which is currently in rotation on PBS.
- Vaziri, Aidin. "Bay Area's embarrassment of musical talent makes for stunning selection of CDs for 2005". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-08-04.