BEN

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.


BURGHSONG
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

BURGHSONG

A listening room concert series in the heart of Pittsburgh. With the profound songwriter out of Baltimore Maryland, Letitia Vansant. She’s graced the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and placed among the Top 10 listener-voted “Songs of the Year” by her local radio station 89.7 WTMD. BBC Radio calls her "very, very, very good - a fascinating new artist." 

www.letitiavansant.com 

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Club Cafe: The Acoustic Guitar Project
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Club Cafe: The Acoustic Guitar Project

The Acoustic Guitar Project

What happens when you give a songwriter a guitar for a week? This year Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle was asked to coordinate the regional component of a unique project that is underway in some 50 cities worldwide. Support Circle members Christopher Mark JonesSue GartlandBen ShannonBrian Junkerand Steve Gallo by finding their songs and commentary at theacousticguitarproject.com, and attending the project’s live performance.

Fri., Nov. 30 at Club Cafe

(56 South 12th St., [South Side] Pittsburgh, PA 15203. 412-431-4950)

$10. Doors 6 p.m., show 7-9: p.m.

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Biddles Escape w/ Letitia VanSant
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Biddles Escape w/ Letitia VanSant

I'm hosting a folk concert in the upstairs portion of the wonderful Biddles Escape coffee shop.  We will be all acoustic and your heroically generous donations will be accepted.  Letitia VanSant is on a regional tour performing in support of her new album GUT IT TO THE STUDS. 

I met Letitia in Kerrville Texas where we both performed in the esteemed New Folk showcase. Letitia was a winner and a well deserving one at that. 

 

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Folk Alliance International
Feb
16
to Feb 18

Folk Alliance International

  • Westin Crown Center Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I have a "First Timer's" showcase

SATURDAY 11:30PM - 11:55PM First Timers 1  RM 724

I will also be showcasing with  SUN & DARK , a group that formed as the result of a several years collaboration with Cat Terrones as co-writer, producer.   The album we ended up with is due out this year and contains some of the best songs and recordings I've made to date. 

Our showcase schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY 2:35 AM Minnesota RM 634

FRIDAY 2:30-3:00 PM Access Film (InTheRound)  RM 552

FRIDAY 10:30-10-50 PM FAI First Timers RM 724

FRIDAY 2:15-3:00 AM Roaring Girl Records

SATURDAY 1:30-1:50 AM Pushing Chain RM 633

SATURDAY 2:00-2:30 AM Access Film (InTheRound) RM 552

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Club 7 House Concert
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Club 7 House Concert

This is a private house concert featuring Angela Parrish (LA), and Emily Barnes (NJ).  We three were winners of Kerrville Folk Festival's "Club 7 New Song Contest" held yearly in Kerrville Texas.  If you would like to attend please send an email through my contact page and I'll give you directions.

   

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BurghSong w/Heather Styka
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

BurghSong w/Heather Styka

Joined by my buddy Heather Styka who I first met at NERFA sharing songs in the Pie and Whiskey room.  We shared the stage as finalists in Kerrville TX this summer.  Heather is a great spirit and her songs are packed with great lines that come like a flurry of jabs.  Heather dances where others fear to tread. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust. A Kerrville New Folk Finalist and award-winning writer with a #3 album on the FOLK-DJ charts, this young troubadour has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast.

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