|Sent on:||Wednesday, July 7, 2010 6:24 AM|
Shannon Wurst , Hybrid Folk Sensation, Performs at deLyn's Gallery
on July 31 $10 Donation B.Y.O.B.
Tickets available now at deLyn's Gallery
6 South Village Circle Adamstown, PA 19501
delyn@delyn. net [masked]
"The only thing better than the album, is seeing her live!"
-The Jeff and Vida Band, Nashville, TN
Shannon Wurst is a paradox. Although her last name may belie her abilities, her distinct voice rings true. While staying true to the musical traditions set forth by those from so long ago, Shannon adds a modern twist. By pairing old with new, her music has a truly timeless sound. This sound can strike a chord with just about anyone. Ignited by her passionate performance, Shannon Wurst captivates her audience!
Those traditions that are evident in her music come from a place of not only inspiration, but also firsthand experience. Growing up in a musical family in Alma, Arkansas (affectionately dubbed the Spinach Capitol of the World), she's no stranger to picking parties and house concerts. Considering her musical upbringing, it's no wonder that Shannon's music makes you feel as if you are in her living room, and she is singing only to you.
Shannon is a true artist: an entertainer, a storyteller, and a songstress. and In 2009, many took notice of this rising star. Shannon was a finalist in the 2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition, Folk Alley Best Artist, and was named the winner of the Walnut Valley New Song Contest at the Walnut Vally Music Festival in Winfield, Kansas. She also was commissioned by the Department of Arkansas Heritage to write and perform songs about Arkansas for school children. Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion Radio Program picked her as semi-finalist for the program's Talented Twenties Contest. She was nominated for the categories of Female Vocalist of the Year and Singer/Songwriter of the Year, in the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards. She has also had the distinct honor of being invited to open for Robert Earl Keen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Carlene Carter, and RailRoad Earth. In addition to all of this she has been touring around the country in support of her well-received album "What's More Honest Than A Song?".
"What's More Honest Than a Song?," Shannon's sophomore album is almost all original music with guest musicians such as 3 Penny Acre, Still on the Hill and Putnam Smith. The album was released in March 2010, and has been #3 on the Arkansas Music Chart, #15 on the Folk DJ charts, and #23 on the Roots Country Chart. The album has made it's mark by the limited edition flowers seeds that are included. Shannon also received the honor of being named Northwest Arkansas 2010 Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year, and Telluride Troubadour Honorable Mention.
Shannon Wurst delivers engaging entertainment, dynamic vocals, and a down-home presence that will make you sit up and listen. Her songwriting provides you with a portal into the life of not only this up-and-coming artist, but also a peek into others' stories. Shannon Wurst is a modern day pioneer, creating her own path and sound.
"Shannon Wurst has all the makings of becoming a bigger name than most.
Like good malt whiskey, she goes down a treat."
-Maverick County Magazine, London, England