The Revivalists frontman David Shaw heralds release of debut solo album with custom D’Angelico guitar NFTs

David Shaw of The Revivalists performs during Moon Crush Music Vacation at Seascape Resort on April 26, 2021 in Miramar Beach, Florida.
(Image credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images / David Shaw)

David Shaw, frontman for New Orleans roots-rockers The Revivalists, today releases his debut self-titled solo album, along with a run of highly limited D’Angelico guitars.

To celebrate the release, five custom-wrapped D’Angelico Excel DC guitar NFTs will be available via Fanaply (opens in new tab) – and these digital renderings will also be accompanied by the physical guitar itself, featuring David Shaw artwork.

David Shaw D'Angelico custom guitar

(Image credit: David Shaw)

“These unique pieces of functional art will serve as a bridge into the digital world,” Shaw told Guitar World.

“In addition to the physical guitar, each will come with a separate unique digital NFT. I’m very interested in seeing how the world of NFTs will shape the art world and vice versa. I believe we’re at the very beginning of something very big, and it’s going to be very exciting to see where it all goes.”

Other limited-edition NFT offerings include album cover art, as well as three tiers (standard, silver, gold) of custom tarot card art for each song on the album – all NFTs include a physical copy of the album on vinyl.

Shaw’s debut album was produced by Grammy winner Jack Splash, and showcases stripped-back arrangements that highlight the singer-songwriter’s acoustic and electric guitar performances, not to mention soulful vocals.

David Shaw is out now (opens in new tab) via Yokoko Records in partnership with C3 Records. Shaw will play a five-show livestream series, starting via Mandolin (opens in new tab) tonight at 9pm ET.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).