“Labrie is a true guitarist and singer/songwriter from Nashville whose soulful voice’s sensual honey-crisp highs brings to mind the late, great Jeff Buckley.” (Austin Chronicle)
Nashville artist Shannon Labrie’s debut record Just Be Honest released independently in 2013, making waves by climbing into the top ten on iTunes and Triple A Radio charts. Over 250 tour dates across the country, including, Austin City Limits Festival and Road to The Hangout along with support dates with Phoenix, ZZ Ward, The Head and The Heart, The Wild Feathers, Michael Franti, Valerie June and Gabe Dixon.
Adept on both piano and guitar, the singer/songwriter was “raised on James Taylor and Lauryn Hill.” Growing up on an acreage in Nebraska, Labrie moved out on her own as soon as she could. She finally made a home in Nashville, after several years of moving from town to town across the country. The song “I Remember a Boy” was the first to put Labrie on the map. Renowned blogger Bob Lefsetz singled it out in The Lefsetz Letter, noting: “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.”
Since Labrie’s debut, she has honed her craft, deeply illuminating the sorrows and loves of both her past and present. In June of 2015 she released “Alcohol,” the single off her most recent EP titled Songs From The Smoakstack. The song quickly made the top ten on both Spotify’s viral chart and iTunes’ singer-songwriter chart.
Labrie releases her second EP of 2015, War & Peace on September 4. Produced in Bloomington, IN by Paul Mahern (best known for his work with John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Lily & Madeleine).
“Alcohol,” along with songs from War & Peace, will be featured on Labrie’s highly anticipated sophomore record due to release February 2016.