Shawn Hatfield
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Shawn Hatfield

Winchester, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Winchester, Virginia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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The best kept secret in music


"The Enclosed Instruction Book"

This week we speak to Shawn Hatfield, owner of Groove Music Studio and Appalachian Groove Records, based out of Leesburg, VA. A far-ranging conversation ensued touching on the state of music venues in Leesburg, starting a music business, advice for first-time audio engineers and music entrepreneurs, and how Groove got off the ground.

Groove Studio: - Apple Podcasts


A Faded Way of LifeĀ (LP, 2015)
Vivid Funky Livin'/Stretch Marks the Spot Ft. Pete Walton (Single, 2016)
Wet Socks Down at the Docks (EP, 2017)
India Pale Aliens (LP, 2017)
Beach Nugs (LP, 2020)



Shawn Hatfield is a musician, writer, and audio engineer out of Winchester, Virginia. He released his debut rock album, A Faded Way of Life, in October, 2015 on CD and digitally. Two singles with Pete and Sam Walton ("Vivid Funky Livin'/Stretch Marks the Spot") digitally released in September, 2016. Hatfield's EP, Wet Socks Down At The Docks, released on cassette and digitally in January, 2017.

His second album, India Pale Aliens - an instrumental hip-hop effort, released digitally in June, 2017. A collaborative hip-hop dual single ("Leesburg/Task at Hand") with Empuls digitally released in May, 2018 under the pseudonym, Lettuce Prey. A collaborative urban funk single, "Locked Myself Out," with UK artist Joe Harley/Cortai digitally released in May, 2019 under the pseudonym, Absence of Nature.

His latest record, Beach Nugs, released in April, 2020 just as the COVID shit hit the fan. Good mix of fuzz and surf rock tunes. Huge shoutout to Kelley Wills for the badass artwork. Hatfield wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered all songs.

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