Shannon Bryant Album Release Concert, "Light"
Even before Shannon Bryants Light was released, CBC Radio Canadas Fresh Air made the ten-song singer-songwriter session mixed by multiple GRAMMY winner Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Alanis Morissette, U2, Elton John, Frank Zappa) a Top Pick for February. Midwest Record hailed the intimate collection issued on the Belle Estrela Music label as one of the best confessional singer/songwriter sets, a sentiment echoed by Exclusive Magazines emphatic confirmation Yep, this album of tracks completely written and produced by Shannon Bryant is just that damn good.
As airplay for the Light album grows in March at commercial, NPR and college radio stations, the topical title track confronting guns and domestic violence will air throughout April on Women of Substance Radios Music with a Conscience as well as be programmed on an episode of the Women of Substances podcast, an award-winning iTunes topper that highlights new independent music releases.
Gracefully plying her expressive soprano voice, Bryants studies in philosophy inform her highly-personal lyrics on this, her third album. The London, Ontario native and longtime San Francisco resident communicates with candor and revealing slice-of-life poetry. For instance, Fresh Air host Mark Rheaume singled out Milk & Honey for a spotlight segment, a song memorializing Bryants late mother with a series of fond remembrances. On Light, contemplative ruminations about love, relationships, spiritual direction and empowering affirmations of self-worth and discovery are paired with alluring melodies beautiful, pristine notes and harmonies that breathe life and color into Bryants stories. The acoustic accompaniment organically underscores her messages with several tracks benefitting from sparser instrumentation. Live strings throughout the proceedings add depth and lushness while ratcheting the emotion.
Bryant will perform music from Light at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco on May 15. In the meantime, the targeted national radio and press campaigns shall continue to illuminate the path for listeners to discover Bryants music. For more information, please visit www.ShannonBryant.com.
What Bryant delivers is one of the best confessional singer/songwriter sets...the lyrics are heartfelt and real, and the music and playing provides a sterling setting for it all. - Midwest Record
The collection of ten quality, hugely personal tracks come together as if the fates had requested them. Yep, this album of tracks completely written and produced by Shannon Bryant is just that damn good.
Shelton Theater (View)
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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