B e n S h a n n o n

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.


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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Smalls Funhouse w/ Korby Lenker
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Smalls Funhouse w/ Korby Lenker

With Korby Lenker 

If you are wondering whether this show is worth it...it is.  Korby is one of my favorite folkies and you'll be floored.  I've been writing a song a week since September and this will be the debut for all but two of them.  I am very very excited to share these with you. 

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