Trussville, AL (February 2, 2024) – Acclaimed male vocalist, award-winning songwriter, and guitarist Shannon Slaughter starts this year with another impressive tune, “The Lonesome Blues,” on Elite Circuit Records. The song is available today at all major platforms.
“The Lonesome Blues’ was inspired by a quote of mine from a songwriting workshop I was giving for the Alabama Bluegrass Music Association several years ago,” said Shannon. “An attendee asked me what type of songs I liked to write most, and I answered that I liked to incorporate many of my feelings into songs but maybe I wrote more lonesome songs than any other – I then looked him in the eye and said We all got a little bit of lonesome don’t we? I paused for a second and said I needed to write that down, so I did and several days later I called on my good friend and co-writer Dale Felts and David Stewart to help me finish it. I think it turned out well.”
“The Lonesome Blues” includes Shannon Slaughter on lead vocals & guitar, Cliff Bailey on acoustic bass & tenor vocals, Trevor Watson on banjo, Ron Inscore on mandolin, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, and Gary Hultman on resonator guitar. Shannon can also be heard on Trevor Watson’s new solo album Out of the Shadows.
Shannon has consistently released chart-topping music for years, as evidenced by the success of his last album, Ridin’ Through the Country. The project garnered numerous schart hits like the “Ridin’ Through the Country,” “Goin’ Up the Mountain,” “Common Ground,” “Plus One More Day,” and “Alberta Clipper.” Last year, Shannon’s stellar vocals can also be heard on the chart song, “Refrigerator Homemade Picture Show” from Crandall Creek featuring Shannon Slaughter.
Originally from the North Florida town of Chiefland, Shannon now makes his home in Trussville, Alabama. He started his professional career with the Lost and Found in 1992, moving to Virginia that summer. He joined the Larry Stephenson Band and was an integral sideman for three years. In 1995, Shannon teamed with several top-flight Southwest Virginia musicians and created Savannah Road, recording and performing for six years. After several years off the road, Shannon re-entered the bluegrass scene, joining Melonie Cannon in 2004 and 2005. In the fall of 2005, he joined the award-winning Lonesome River Band as their lead vocalist and guitarist, touring and recording with the band until 2007. In 2008, Shannon joined Lou Reid and Carolina on vocals and guitar, holding that position until 2012. Later, he was a vocalist and guitarist with Grasstowne before creating his own band.
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