Shannon Labrie has extended her current U.S. tour with additional headline shows, including return visits to New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall (August 28) and 12th and Porter in Nashville (September 20).
Next Thursday, August 8, Labrie will play a sold-out show at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO with Phoenix, The Head and the Heart and Little Green Cars. Shannon, who was named by Music Connection as one of the best unsigned artists of 2012, will also perform at the Austin City Limits Festival on October 12 and at the Artists for Autism event in Washington, DC (November 1 and 2), which will benefit the Grafton Integrated Health Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and enhancing the lives of children with autism and their families. For additional details on the event, which will feature a variety of other artists including Bobby Long, visit http://www.onlyaboutthemusic.org.
“I Remember A Boy,” the lead single from her debut album, Just Be Honest, is Most Added in its first week at Triple A radio, with stations such as WXRV-Boston, MA, WZEW-Mobile, AL and KRSH-Santa Rosa, CA already on board. This follows the track’s success at Non-Comm/Americana radio, where it’s being played by WRRW-Williamsburg, VA, WYSO-Dayton, OH, WOUB-Athens, OH, WERU-Bangor, ME, KUNI-Cedar Falls, IA, WMKY-Morehead, KY, WETS-Johnson City, TN, WVGN-St. Thomas, VI, Public Radio East New Bern, NC, Radio Free Americana and more.
“It’s the song ‘I Remember A Boy’ that kills…devastating and beautiful,” noted Music Connection. Bob Lefsetz, of The Lefsetz Report and Variety, said: “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, shook-up world she can illuminate her story and people can relate.” “Labrie has proven herself an artist of uncommon talent, bringing a sharp pop sensibility to her soulful, jazz-tinged songs of stark and arresting candor,” said PhillyBurbs.com.
You can check out Shannon performing “I Remember A Boy” and several other tracks from Just Be Honest in her recent Daytrotter.com session here.
American Songwriter tapped “Secret,” another track from Just Be Honest, as a “Daily Discovery” while “Take Me” has been licensed by “Army Wives” and “The Client List” has licensed “How Does It Feel.” Labrie’s recent performances on “AXS Live,” the flagship show of AXS TV, can be seen at:
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Shannon began writing classical piano pieces as a child. She learned guitar from her father, a gifted, self-taught musician who died of cancer when she was only 14. Just Be Honest (Zodlounge Records) debuted in the Top Ten of iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart in February 2013 and Labrie was recently featured alongside Brooke Waggoner, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig, Mindy Smith and other artists on the Nashville Indie Spotlight, a digital sampler available exclusively on iTunes.
Shannon Labrie – Upcoming Tour Dates
8/5 – Kansas City, MO – KCKC on-air performance
8/8 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre w/Phoenix, The Head and the Heart & Little Green Cars
8/28 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
8/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
9/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddies Attic
9/20 – Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter
10/12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/17 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Honest Pint
10/18 – Birmingham, AL @ Moonlight On The Mountain
10/19 – Jackson, MS @ Hal and Mals
10/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Smiths Olde Bar
11/1 – Fairfax, VA @ The Auld Shebeen – Artists for Autism
11/2 – Fairfax, VA @ The Auld Shebeen – Artists for Autism