Shane Guse

Artist / Musician @ The Western Swing Authority

Shane Guse has been a top call musician on stage, radio, television, in recording studios and beyond for over 25 years.


Shane has been awarded seven Canadian Country Music Awards in the musician categories, has over 25 CCMA nominations, and was inducted into the CCMA Musicians Hall of Honour in 2017.


As a session musician his album credits include many award-winning projects, and some of the most played songs on Canadian Country radio.


Shane has performed and toured extensively with countless Canadian Country artists, including JUNO and CCMA winners Dean Brody, George Canyon, and Jason McCoy, and has performed with pop superstars such as Richard Marx and Colin James, as well as nine-time Grammy award winner Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. Some of his most memorable shows have been performing on the legendary Grand ole Opry, playing overseas in Kandahar for the UN troops and at the CMA Music festival in Nashville. Television appearances include “Anne with an E” the series, Murdoch Mysteries, The JUNO Awards, The Canadian Country Music Awards, “CBC by Request” and numerous CMT videos and specials


He is the founding member and leader of the Canadian Roots group, The Western Swing Authority. With this group he has recorded five full length studio albums, a live performance DVD, several singles, and garnered four CMA Ontario Awards, two Academy of Western Artist Awards, two Independent Music Awards and CCMA nominations for both Roots Artist and Group of the Year.


Shane also holds a master’s degree in community music and teaches at the Laurier Academy of Music and Arts on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus in Waterloo. Here he not only teaches private lessons but conducts workshops and teaches a course he designed on improvisation for string players. He has also worked with numerous schools in the Waterloo and Toronto District School Boards, and beyond, as a para-professional doing workshops with aspiring string students, and he has been a guest instructor at various other camps and events in Canada and the U.S.