The members of Shorn are as follows; Savannah Bogner - vocals, Jake Willoughby - guitar, Eric Cooper - bass guitar and Kirk Russell - drums. Shorn also feels the need to mention Carter Green - production, world instruments, and occasional guitar; Carter plays with Shorn when he is able. Shorn was formed in a small-town Kansas coffee shop in February of 2004. Cassie and Jake clicked from the very beginning, and immediately began writing soulful songs about their own life experiences. Their music is characterized by heavy rock guitar, ethnic instruments, and a classically trained female voice. They began recording at Greenjeans Studio (tm) in August of 2004, where they joined forces with it's owner, Carter Green. His passion for music is only exceeded by his genius. Carter added his own touch to Shorn's first C.D., Saturnalia. He played and recorded tracks of such instruments as the darabukka, ud, erhu, violin, and balalaika. Carter and Cassie also played spoons and wine glasses for songs on the C.D. With the creativity and musical training of Jake, Carter, and Cassie Combined, Shorn's music took on a new life. Their songs are sometimes eerie, angry, mysterious, raw, playful, or even seductive. There are many dimensions to all of their songs, but rest assured; once you hear a Shorn song, you'll know it was Shorn. They have fans ranging from ages 12 to 76. Their music has appeal to it's younger listeners, and meaning to those that are only young at heart. When Shorn first started recording at Greenjeans, they needed a drummer to play for them at the studio. They had just lost their drummer, and were having trouble finding someone right for the job. Carter then introduced them to Kirk Russell, a talented solo artist that offered his time and skills to their project readily. He is a phenomenal percussionist with a hard-hitting, steady, yet complicated drumming style. The band fondly refers to him as the human metronome. Kirk is the backbone of the band. Eric Cooper has been an absolutely essential part of Shorn. He's a really big guy with a great personality and a mind like a steel trap. He is known for his deadpan _expression contrasted by tee-shirts with sayings that give away his good sense of humor. He is a solid bassist with enough talent to play anything he wants to. He also has the memory of an elephant. It wasn't long after the release of their first C.D. (Saturnalia) that Vocalist Cassie Anette left the band to pursue her heart in another town. Respecting this choice but desperately needing a new singer Shorn turned to trusted friend Carter Green for advice. After a long and tedious search for the right singer, Shorn finally found the perfect voice. Shorn's new vocalist, Savannah Bogner, or 'Sav' as they like to call her, hails from Albany, Georgia, where she was a music student in college. She was a solo artist before, and simply called her band 'Savannah'. She recorded 4 tunes at Greenjeans Studios in Wellington, Kansas, shortly after she moved to Wichita. She has traveled the world singing, writes kick ass rock/pop songs, and she's 25 years old! Pretty impressive accomplishments for so young an artist. It had seemed to Shorn that the band was complete and there was no need to worry, that is until Carter stumbled into a dilemma: appease the massive amounts of bands pleading for his quality recordings or continue playing shows with Shorn. Although it was a tough decision Carter did what he must and went headlong into recording. Shorn has played several different acoustic shows; from small town coffee shops to the Terry Quiett Band at their C.D. release concert. From low-key shows like those to heavy electric shows at Battle of the Bands or the Kansas State Fair, Shorn has adapted and risen above to fit any venue they play. They continuously prove to audiences everywhere that something great really can come from a small town like Winfield, Kansas. Shorn released their 2nd CD titled 'Sanity' in Feb. 2009 featuring 11 new songs & 1 bonus track that was writen before Cassie departed from the band. Although Shorn has been together for a relatively short amount of time, they have managed to overcome changes that would have torn lesser bands apart; Through all of this, Shorn has managed to remain true to their music and themselves.