Friday, April 10, 2015
Suggested donation $15-20 (price flexible, all proceeds to a talented musician making his way across this vast country)
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All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)
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For the fourth year in a row, we’re excited to welcome Shannon back to The Sunset Saloon! His shows have been such a treat to get to see and get to know, so it’s wonderful to have him back. Since we last saw Shannon last April, he has released TWO new albums. Last year he released The Lights Behind, a career-spanning collection of re-recorded songs, blended seamlessly together with some new songs. That album was a more acoustic, introspective affair. The album ended up being my most played, and favourite album of the year. Earlier this year, he put the finishing touches on a new collection, Lost Creek, named in honour of his recording studio cabin in the woods, which he recently shut down as he is about to move back to Ontario and set up shop again there.
As his updated bio says: Lost Creek (Lyon’s 12th studio album), launched in January 2015 reveals Lyon’s vintage sound revealing his Lou Barlow / Neil Young influences.
“After recording ‘The Lights Behind‘ in 2014, which was mostly a solo acoustic affair, I had the urge to strap on the old Gretsch and turn up the amps again.”
Lost Creek is a collection of 12 songs put together in Lyon’s cabin studio (a log cabin set inside the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, Canada).
“I live in a remote area on a dirt road which is prime cougar country. When the sun goes down you wouldn’t walk down my road without a rifle, so I got a lot of work done in my studio.”
Lyon penned and recorded the collection in between working and producing other artists this past year. He also performed most of the instruments himself (including drums) but did invite his cast of musician friends Elly Kellner, Steve Wood, Kolja Lieven, Mike Roelofs and Bj Baartmans to join in.
“I started playing drums when I was 15 and bought a guitar at 17. It’s been a lot of fun sitting behind the kit again.”
When Shannon visits, you’re sure to hear songs from those two recent albums, as well as classics from his vast catalogue of amazing songs. This is a show not to be missed!
“When I hear Shannon, I hear the rhythms of the Midnight Cowboy, the harmonies of an earth-bound angel, the acoustic guitar that knows the pain of a heart, the steel guitar that stirs the lonely and restless lovers. But most of all I hear the voice that echoes Earle, Farrar and Buckner, a voice that haunts you like a heavy fog on a barren field on a cool October morning.”
Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo, Wilco)
Shannon put together this fun video for the first single off of “Lost Creek”
His friend and talented collaborator Elly Kellner put together a Netherlands version as well!
Here’s Shannon performing the title track from his brilliant 2014 album, “The Lights Behind.”
Some highlights from our 2013 show:
Here’s a live clip, shot outdoors with lots of mosquitoes
Here’s a live performance of the title track to his release, “Broken Things.”
Here’s a rockin’ live track featuring his great Berlin band:
The first time Shannon visited us, I blew it and interrupted before Shannon could play this as an encore. Believe me, I won’t do that again!
Here’s a beauty we did get to hear:
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