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May 10th, 2018

SHANNON SHAW: FREDDIES ‘N’ TEDDIES

no better backing band for me … seriously cannot think of one better idea than a full blown teddy bear band! This song was probably the furthest from my wheelhouse and I’m so glad we did it. It’s kind of the ultimate example of the variety on this record. In Nashville it’s tons of experimenting, bits and nuggets of everything I love in music.” Watch the music video for “Freddies ‘n’ Teddies” below.

On June 8, Shannon Shaw, the captivating vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon & the Clams, will strike out on her own for her first solo album, Shannon In Nashville. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, the album features a cast of revered old-school session musicians which have breathed life into notable records by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, and John Prine, to name just a few. The album evokes the tear-jerking intonations of Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline and exudes a self-possessed melancholy that sets the scene for Shaw to comb through a personal history of love lost to time, circumstance, fear or neglect. “The way I typically write songs is: Something has happened to me and I want to encapsulate it. I want to trap and package it, so I can pull it out of my body, and look at it to get some perspective on this event that has affected me,” says Shaw of the catharsis inherent in her song-writing process. Shannon In Nashville is available for pre-order here.

Recently, Shannon & The Clams announced new headlining dates throughout July in cities including Seattle, Atlanta, Richmond, and Washington DC. The band has also recently confirmed that they will perform at 2018’s Panorama Music Festival, on Sunday, July 29. Tickets for all dates are available here.


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