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Shannon LaBrie “War & Peace”

Nashville based singer-songwriter Shannon LaBrie has a sound that defies genres and tells insightful stories from an authentic place. She instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2013 debut ‘Just Be Honest’. With the hit lead single, “I Remember a Boy,” the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes and the Triple A Radio charts. Famed music blogger Bob Lefsetz wrote, “This track affected me. Made me believe like the great singer-songwriters of yore, maybe this woman has something to say. That in this crazy, mixed up, shoot-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate.”

“When I listen to music,” LaBrie says, “a lot of times, it’s to make me feel good. But a lot of other times, it’s to make me not feel alone. So this next record is about embracing who I am and where I’m from. I am a Midwest girl. I grew up on an acreage in Nebraska, swinging around on old oak trees. I grew up really quickly and this album is a hindsight look into my past and learning how to embrace it in the present.”

The Austin Chronicle calls LaBrie, “a true guitarist singer/songwriter whose soulful voice’s sensual honey-crisp highs brings to mind the late, great Jeff Buckley.” She has opened for Dixon, Phoenix, ZZ Ward, The Head and the Heart, The Wild Feathers, Michael Franti and Valerie June. Her résumé includes South By Southwest, the Austin City Limits Festival, Road to the Hangout and Road to Bonnaroo.