Ben Shannon

This page is all about Ben Shannon's music.  Ben Shannon writes, records, and performs in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the tri state area, and nationally in the United States.

Solar Concert Series 2016
Aug
31
12:00 pm12:00

Solar Concert Series 2016

  • Buhl Park

Sponsored by The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show 88.3 WRCT.    This is an outdoor concert adjacent to the Children's Museum.


Mr.Toad's
Jun
24
9:00 pm21:00

Mr.Toad's

  • Mr. Toad's

Post Summer Sounds Concert

Bar gig.  Stop in and have a drink.  I'll be sifting through a long set of originals and covers. 

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!
Jun
11
7:30 pm19:30

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!

  • Mildred's Daughter's Farm

Its all been tracked, mixed, and mastered. The artwork is done. The paperwork has been filed. Now it is time to give it a listen and send it into the world! Come celebrate the completion of "Farewell Mountain." I'll be joined for a live performance by collaborators Jeff Berman on drums and lap dulcimer and Sam Harris on bass. Please bring a chair or blanket, bug spray, and maybe a beverage of choice. We will be making music from 9 until 11 when the noise curfew is up. 
There will be some snacky foods and some beverages available. This is an all ages event with a lightly suggested donation of 5$-20$. Weather permitting, we will do some singing around the fire into the night.
Parking will be available on Hawethorne Street and Fairfield St. There is limited on-site parking for those with special needs.

To be clear and to avoid any "day of" disappointments this day is a celebration of the completion of a long running recording project. I will be doing a small private release of the album digitally accessible to those who are invited to this event. PR copies should arrive in the mail by the end of June. I hope to do a local fall release of the printed album with full band performances and a local PR push in the Fall. Thanks for your support! Hope to see you at the party.

 

Rino Calandra / Victoria Susan / Ben Shannon
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Rino Calandra / Victoria Susan / Ben Shannon

  • Club Cafe

Thursday is my favorite day of the week and Rino Calandra is my favorite Italian import on the Pittsburgh songwriter scene.   Happy to be sharing the stage with these folks.  Tickets are found here:   http://tktwb.tw/1Mshy3B

 

Whetherman / Tommy Link / Ben Shannon
Apr
29
9:30 pm21:30

Whetherman / Tommy Link / Ben Shannon

  • Hambones

Friday Night Lights songwriter spectacular!  We are going late in an all out song slinger showdown with myself, the touring troubadour Whetherman, and Erie PA based Tommy Link.  

Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Private House Concert For Bernie

Push back your tables, pull out your chairs, and invite your friends and colleagues to your house.

1. Set will be played.  

2. Hat will be passed.  

3. Paypal donation to Bernie Sanders will be made based on contents of hat.

4. Party will continue.

"Northside" Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Winery
Mar
11
Mar 12

Pittsburgh Winery

  • The Pittsburgh Winery

Ben Shannon, Doc Millar, Keenan O'Meara

Doc Millar--Dublin IR   

Over the past two decades Seán AKA Doctor Millar has released a series of critically lauded Albums, earning him over and again the title of “Irelands greatest songwriter.”  His latest work combines his love of American music with contemporary world sounds and transcendent harmonies.  Sean has in the past, been nominated for Solo performer of the year at the Heineken/Hotpress (Irish “Rolling Stone”) awards, alongside Van Morrison and Paul Brady.

 

Keenan O'Meara--NYC

Keenan O’Meara creates a narrative for moments that are often overlooked in a sonic weave of affliction and melancholy. With a voice that feels like eternity, O’Meara speaks from a place of vanquished emotion, while guitar strings pick at harsh realities.

Acoustic Cafe Host
Feb
29
8:00 pm20:00

Acoustic Cafe Host

  • Club Cafe

The theme is Local Covers so pick your favorite burgh songwriter and get to work!

Featured writer is Daryl Fleming check him out HERE

Other rarely seen special guests are also rumoring to be making an appearance

 

Bernin Down the House
Feb
26
12:30 pm12:30

Bernin Down the House

  • Ambridge Pennsylvania USA

A flash fundraiser for Bernie Sanders.  

1. Set will be played.  

2. Hat will be passed.  

3. Paypal donation will be made based on contents of hat.

4. Party will continue.

Ambridge PA

The Moth Story Hour
Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

The Moth Story Hour

  • The Rex Theater

I will be playing music for The Moth story hour.  The theme is "THE DARK SIDE" so I'm going to feature a couple of very very dark songs.

Falls City Pub
Jun
27
Jun 28

Falls City Pub

  • Falls City Pub

Get your camping, rafting, biking, hiking on and come down to the pub for some tunes.  We'll be rockin all night.  Great beers on tap.  Indoor/Outdoor audience area.  Dancing encouraged.