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.


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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