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Shannon Linsea / Bio

My dad's old records were a huge influence on me as a kid - The Beatles, CSN, Simon & Garfunkle, all the great stuff. I loved singing along with all of those bands, including Fleetwood Mac, Heart, a lot of Motown and a bunch of 60's and 70's rock and folk music that I still enjoy today. I learned singing harmony simply by listening and mimicking.

As a result, I've mostly been a harmony or back up singer, which I still love to do. Recently, I've been trying to sing more lead vocals, especially after learning more chords on the guitar, which is a relatively new instrument for me. I hope you enjoy the covers I chose to do. I like to put my own spin on them, for sure!

As for the originals- After a song writing retreat in June of 2012 (Above The Bridge), I finally wrote a couple of songs in August of 2012. Over The Water is about my experience at the song writing retreat. About a year later I wrote Let It Go, which is essentially about forbidden love. After the first class in a songwriting workshop led by Erin Zindle of The Ragbirds, I wrote a cool song that is still a work in progress. I have 2 others that I'm still tweaking as well.

Most of these recordings feature my friend Chris Davis on bass, mandolin, slide guitar and backing vocals (he recorded us, too). I play acoustic guitar and sing lead as well as back up vocals on some of the songs. The solo recordings were done just to see how I sound alone.

All of the songs were done on the fly and for fun only, so they are not perfect, but give a good example of where I'm at musically, at least. Hope you enjoy!

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Shannon Linsea
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Singer Songwriter

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Ypsilanti, MI