I'm also kind of shy, but put a lot of effort in to paying attention and holding up my end of the conversation. If you're hard to talk to, I probably won't try very hard to bring you out of your shell.
For the time being I'm in the Laughlin/bullhead area. I'll probably be moving on in a few weeks, I got a camping trip to zion planned mid April. Then it's back to Oakland, the PNW or wherever sounds fun.
Music wise: Labor music/ folk and punk stuff, Utah Phillips, Mischief Brew, Two Gallants and lots of Tom Waits. as well as Crass, Leftover Crack, good original sounding punk stuff like that.