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Shannon Stephens

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Shannon Stephens is a Seattle-based singer/songwriter with a winding road behind her. Her third album, Pull It Together, is the result of nearly two decades spent traversing a unique musical landscape. The album captures a fresh sense of self-assurance and a sound that weaves hard truths with sweet melodies for an emotionally gripping blues-tinged brand of indie folk.

Stephens grew up in a house filled with music. As an infant, she sat under the piano as her mother rehearsed hymns for the church service. Her father hosted hootenannies in the family home, singing and strumming a sunburst Gibson. Stephens studied both piano and voice as a child and wrote her first song at the age of 7 – a ballad of heartbreak and longing titled “Where Is My Pie?” As a young adult, she delved into poetry and still keeps, hidden well away, a 3-ring binder overflowing with mortifying adolescent poetry. During a particularly boring teenaged summer, she sat on her bed and learned to play the acoustic guitar, starting, as everyone did in those days, with a soulful cover of Extreme’s “More than Words.” She soon ventured into songwriting, and was driven to seek out other musicians to satisfy her urge for musical collaboration.

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  • elfruna

    hey! could anybody share links with free download of her album? need it badly

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • kakaroism

    !!!!!!!!!!!

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • taijin_kyofusho

    so perfect voice...

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • expertstone

    )

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • helloimjoshua

    so she's the one who originally wrote i'll be glad :)

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • wryterly

    Hello Shannon: I just posted a video of your very beautiful song "In Summer in the Heat" on your site. I hope you like it. Hope you have great success! Best to you, Wayne Erreca

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Lissof_leuf

    :-)

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • odinsaxe

    Nydlig warm voice.

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • nonstopbus

    awesome

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • chromechisel49

    So apparently, this girl is from "a musical family," has "christian folk" as a tag, is on Asthmatic Kitty, has played with Sufjan in a band, has Sufjan as a similar artist, and somehow is NOT a relative of Sufjan Stevens? The world is small indeed.

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
  • spacehxc

    She's really good

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • juho_n

    Sounds very promising.

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • thankmykeds

    her self-titled is lovely. it kinda seeps in deeper than you realize it's seeping, sneakily, and it's suddenly a beautiful, calming sort of seeping.

    17 Aug 2008 Reply
  • MadMaGumby

    Seriously 30 seconds of If You Want Me is criminal. Criminal. And what's all this business about a hideous red sweater?

    19 Jan 2008 Reply
  • schatzcanudigit

    We only need one more YES to get rid of that hideous sweater pic!!!

    29 Mar 2007 Reply
  • BananaForce

    You are correct. That is most certainly not Shannon Stephens. I wasn't allowed to vote on the red sweater photo. Is it there for good now? Maybe someone should send Shannon a red sweater so the picture is more truthful.

    31 Jan 2007 Reply

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