Shannon McMahon
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Shannon McMahon

Stratford, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1990 | SELF | AFM

Stratford, Connecticut, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 1990
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"The local-cds-the-voodoo-jets-and-the-amy-oneilll-songbook"

““The Test” by Shannon McMahon (sounding eerily like a young Joan Baez) and Lawson’s own “Not Before My Time” are exceptional singer-with-an-acoustic-guitar recordings.” - New Haven Advocate

"In the Suburbs / "Spirit of Daniel Pearl lives on""

Shannon McMahon brought us the beautiful musical story of a now deceased Vietnam veteran's experiences with a war no one wanted. As part of that generation, I could identify completely and her words touched everyone in the audience. - Fairfield Citizen


Wishing on Planes,  2016

Some of My Years, 1996



Shannon McMahon, a singer/songwriter from Stratford, CT, creates contemporary folk music with rich vocals and songs that resonate with a strong sense of the human experience. Shannon got her first guitar at the age of nine, and wrote her first song when she was ten years old. She started performing publicly when she was 12, at church, coffeehouses and other functions. At the age of 17, Shannon auditioned for and was accepted into a vocal performance class at the New School, in New York City, taught by Brown Bradley.

In 1996, Shannon recorded her debut CD, Some of My Years, an independent release that features 12 original songs in a contemporary folk style with a hint of country flavor. Her warm, earnest voice is reminiscent of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant.

Since 2008, Shannon has also been performing daily for worldwide audiences in Second Life. She was chosen as a finalist for the CT Folk Fest for 2015, and was also selected as an alternate for the 2015 CT Folk songwriting contest. Her music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and CDBaby.

Wishing On Planes, Shannon's latest album was recorded with Paul Opalach at Long Hill Recording Studios.

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