Shannon Lyon


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Canada's uniquely gifted singer-songwriter Shannon Lyon in concert.

Lyon writes and performs meticulously crafted introspective songs that have the uncanny ability
to encompass the gamut of human emotions.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"Meticously crafted songs that rely largely on his talent for words and melody ... Untainted and pure!"

Click here to see poster.

Shannon Lyon is a Canadian singer-songwriter born in Uxbridge, Ontario. Lyon began his musical career in Kitchener in the early 90's forming his first band Strange Days (1990-1993). During this time, Lyon also started his low-key solo career and released his first solo studio album entitled Buffalo White in 1994. Since then he has released ten critically acclaimed studio albums and has achieved moderate commercial success in Europe, North America and Australia.

Shannon Lyon is a great singer. His voice is deep, dry, at once world-weary and hopeful, and he delivers lyrics like they're being pulled straight from his gut and right past his heart. As an artist, he has been around, and has had his share of personal challenges and struggles. Perhaps a common tale from the world of music, but like any good bard, it's a tale he shares through his songs.

Lyon was the first Canadian signed to Richard Branson's post Virgin Records label V2 in 2004 (becoming label mates with The White Stripes and Paul Weller) with the release of the critically acclaimed album Wandered. In 2003 Lyon signed with Canadian roots label Busted Flat Records (Matt Anderson, Jay Semko, Paul MacLeod), a roots music label founded in 2002 by Mark Logan and based in Kitchener. Busted Flat has released five of Lyon's albums to date.

Lyon moved to Holland in 2000 and spent the better part of a decade living and touring in Spain, Germany, France and The Netherlands. Lyon has toured and shared the stage in Europe, Australia, USA and Canada with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Richard Buckner, Jay Farrar, Ray LaMontagne, Blue Rodeo and Bruce Cockburn. He currently resides in Canada.

"The twangy, lilting, gently countrified pearls Shannon Lyon strings together leave little doubt that the singer-songwriter is among Canada's most uniquely gifted." - Now Magazine

Check out the Shannon's videos here.

Broken Things audio clip:

I Believe in You audio clip:

I am Letting You Go audio clip:

I am Watching audio clip:

Shannon's web site here.