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Shannon Hurley

by Shannon Hurley

Part of the new "soft revolution", Shannon Hurley makes songs that beautifully border on pop, folk, and rock.
Genre: Pop: Delicate
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3. Words to Say
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
\"One of Rolling Stone\'s top 25 artists on MySpace\"
-Rolling Stone Magazine


\"A gifted and talented songwriter and performer\"
-Music Connection Magazine


\"Shannon has recorded some of the most immediate pop music since Damien Rice\"
-OutsideLeft.com



As heard on: Indie 103.1FM (LA),
XM Radio, Muzak, Pandora Radio, WPMD.org (Cerritos College Radio), & the CDBaby Podcast.

Handpicked as one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 best bands on MySpace, Shannon Hurley\'s alternative pop style has often been compared to Aimee Mann and Sarah McLachlan, but her songwriting and singing have lifted her to a place that is completely her own.


This Indiana-born musician has been playing music all her life, being brought up in a family of singers. Picking up piano at age 8, she then moved on to trombone. She graduated with a music degree from University of Colorado at Boulder, where she became the stage manager for Fox Theatre. After working in this capacity with Julian Lennon, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Rufus Wainright, she became enamored with songwriting. She studied with Pat Leonard (hit songwriter for Madonna) and moved to Los Angeles is 2001.

This early work shows Shannon\'s unique beginnings as a singer-songwriter. Her singing has an innocense (something which she retains on later albums)and it\'s on this first EP that we see how her sense of melody and heartfelt lyrics are present even at this time.

Shannon is also a sought-after session musician and spent 2005 touring with Universal Motown artist Brie Larson. This has given her the opportunity to open (with Brie\'s band) for Jesse McCartney, Gwen Stefani, The Black-Eyed Peas, and Gavin DeGraw. Currently she is touring to promote her album \"Ready to WakeUp\". She can also be seen playing keyboards and singing backup for international artist Marina V. In addition to these accomplishments, she is also co-founder for \"Don\'t Call Us Tori!\" (www.dontcallustori.com), a showcase for quality women singer-songwriters. These shows are held in L.A. venues such as the Hotel Cafe, the Derby, and Tangier.

Shannon was recently commissioned to write a song for the Getty Center exhibit, the Zuccaro Drawings, in which Frederico Zuccaro depicts the struggle of his artist brother Taddeo. Shannon performed at the Getty alongside Tom Freund, Jim Bianco, Beth Thornley, Priscilla Ahn, and Libbie Schrader.

Currently Shannon is compiling an album of remixes, of which over 400 versions of her songs from “Ready to Wake Up” have been lovingly embraced by the remix community. Expect the album to surface in the Winter of 2008. You can hear previews here: www.myspace.com/shannonhurleyremixes


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John Meadows

Lovely!
A beautiful voice, and well crafted songs -- I am looking forward to hearing more!

Anne

Imaginative!
Best I've heard in years! Very new and imaginative. New harmonies and tonal visionary. Keep it coming!

Corey Leland of The Insects Rock!

Mellow 70's Vibe!
I'm biased. Shannon has been a friend and occasional band member for the past several years. She's even the only voice besides mine to appear on each of the four INSECTS ROCK! CDS. As for "Ready to Wake Up"...This CD is fantastic! Shannon's music is as good as she is nice. Some of these tunes would be great in a feature film or television. Reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, Carole King but this is the real and honest Shannon Hurley. Husband Ben provides inspired bass playing and together they represent the songs well live. These songs stick in your head.
They are heart-felt and you will enjoy them very much.

Rob Berger

Another treat from Shannon
Check out my review of Shannon's latest CD "Ready To Wake UP" (YES it is a "wow"). But you also need to buy her other two CD's so that you too can own the trifecta of musical perfection!

Like a gem her CD collection sparkles with brilliance and highlights a flawless and beautiful voice.

Raul

Great cd!
The songs on this cd are very well put together and you get a sense of sadness from it. I love sad songs that uplift me at the same time. Very rare you get music to do that and this one has that type of feel to it. I hope to hear new music from this artist very soon, keep up the great work!!