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.


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

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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Studio G--Writing Workshop
Dec
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Studio G--Writing Workshop

I am happy to bring my Strategy & Tactics workshop to Studio G in Harrodsburg KY.

This workshop is for active beginning or advanced writers.  It is a 2 hour distillation of a decades worth of design, collaboration, development, and personal practice as a teaching writer and artist in my community.  I'll be introducing and modeling some useful tools, tricks, and tips to help tilt the cup of fortune your way as a lifelong writer.  Every participant will leave with an enriched and renewed personal discipline.  

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Penn Hebron Songwriter Series
Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Penn Hebron Songwriter Series

Back in the Eastern Hills of Pittsburgh there is a barn that was built the year Darwin began his expedition across the Pacific and also the year sandpaper was invented.  As one of the few venues listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Morrow Barn is a charming little room that attracts a fine group of folks who like songs.  BYOB, with coffee and tea provided, the Penn Hebron Songwriter Series is a hidden little gem for song lovers and writers alike. 

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Woody Guthrie Tribute Show
Oct
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Woody Guthrie Tribute Show

Its the best of Pittsburgh's Bluecollar-mericana songwriters sharing the stage with a mix of original songs inspired by and covers in tribute to the sign-painting, train hopping, fascist-killing-machine wielding, godfather of the dirt poor hell-raising songwriter.  No guitars valued over 250$ are allowed in the building,

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FAREWELL MOUNTAIN: LOCAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
Sep
30
to Oct 1

FAREWELL MOUNTAIN: LOCAL ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

I'm releasing a limited pressing of my latest album FAREWELL MOUNTAIN.  Pre-ordered tickets AVAILABLE HERE will earn you a free digital copy of the FAREWELL MOUNTAIN!!!  With Mark Dignam (Dublin IR) as master of ceremonies, this will be a party that is something wonderful to behold--a full night of music with the fabulous locals

Morgan Erina

https://morganerina.bandcamp.com/

Emily Rogers

http://www.emilyrodgers.com/

AND......from Brooklyn NY, Rebecca Pronsky

http://www.rebeccapronsky.com/

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