Shannon McMahon is a local Connecticut songwriter from Stratford CT.
Her voice and lyrics hit you in a soft subtle way making you relate and feel what she is expressing . Shannon Plays from her heart and lets the audience in hitting you with emotion and melody while her guitar eases you into listening.
I love slipping into the bits of Shannon’s life and mind the gslimpses she chooses to share with her music.
An evening with Shannon is a delight!
photo by Marilyn Catasus.
Klekolo World Coffee is very happy to have Shannon McMahon
come play for us!
This awesome songwriter will be sharing an evening with us on
Tuesday July 16th at 7pm
“Shannon got her first guitar at the age of nine, and wrote her first song when she was ten years old. She started performing publicly when she was 12, at church, coffeehouses and other functions. At the age of 17, Shannon auditioned for and was accepted into a vocal performance class at the New School, in New York City, taught by Brown Bradley.”
In 1996, Shannon recorded her debut CD, Some of My Years, an independent release that features 12 original songs in a contemporary folk style with a hint of country flavor. Her warm, earnest voice is reminiscent of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant.
Since 2008, Shannon has also been performing daily for worldwide audiences in Second Life. She was chosen as a finalist for the CT Folk Fest for 2015, and was also selected as an alternate for the 2015 CT Folk songwriting contest.
Wishing On Planes, Shannon’s new album was recorded with Paul Opalach at Long Hill Recording Studios. and released in 2016”
“The Test”by Shannon McMahon (sounding eerily like a young Joan Baez) and Lawson’s own “Not Before My Time” are exceptional singer-with-an-acoustic-guitar recordings.” – James Velvet New Haven Advocate
The Test was the winning song
in a songwriting contest for Amnesty International in 2009.
A recording of “The Test” will also appear
on a benefit CD featuring New Haven, CT area musicians.
“Shannon McMahon brought us the beautiful musical story of a now deceased Vietnam veteran’s experiences with a war no one wanted. As part of that generation, I could identify completely and her words touched everyone in the audience.”
Shannon McMahon – Hi5netTV’s First Thursday Shannon performs before a live audience in Woodbury CT video by David Bibbey.
Come on out and support local CT. original music!