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New Orleans native Mem Shannon is one of the more intriguing young blues stars to emerge in the last decade. A professional musician from his teen years onward, he worked in rock, Gospel and R&B groups, honing his guitar playing and singing skills until family obligations forced him into an extended stint driving a cab. This experience formed the basis for many of the songs on his critically acclaimed debut A Cab Driver's Blues (1995). Soon after, the media latched onto the story of the blues-singing cabbie and his career took off. Shannon is an evocatively soulful singer with a booming baritone voice, but he's also a mercurial guitarist with a Funk player's sense of syncopation and a well honed sense of Albert King-like dynamics. His records mine a deep Soul Blues groove full of funky brass playing and rubbery backbeats.

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Listen toMem Shannonon Rhapsody

New Orleans native Mem Shannon is one of the more intriguing young blues stars to emerge in the last decade. A professional musician from his teen years onward, he worked in rock, Gospel and R&B groups, honing his guitar playing and singing skills until family obligations forced him into an extended stint driving a cab. This experience formed the basis for many of the songs on his critically acclaimed debut A Cab Driver's Blues (1995). Soon after, the media latched onto the story of the blues-singing cabbie and his career took off. Shannon is an evocatively soulful singer with a booming baritone voice, but he's also a mercurial guitarist with a Funk player's sense of syncopation and a well honed sense of Albert King-like dynamics. His records mine a deep Soul Blues groove full of funky brass playing and rubbery backbeats.

About Mem Shannon

New Orleans native Mem Shannon is one of the more intriguing young blues stars to emerge in the last decade. A professional musician from his teen years onward, he worked in rock, Gospel and R&B groups, honing his guitar playing and singing skills until family obligations forced him into an extended stint driving a cab. This experience formed the basis for many of the songs on his critically acclaimed debut A Cab Driver's Blues (1995). Soon after, the media latched onto the story of the blues-singing cabbie and his career took off. Shannon is an evocatively soulful singer with a booming baritone voice, but he's also a mercurial guitarist with a Funk player's sense of syncopation and a well honed sense of Albert King-like dynamics. His records mine a deep Soul Blues groove full of funky brass playing and rubbery backbeats.

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About Mem Shannon

New Orleans native Mem Shannon is one of the more intriguing young blues stars to emerge in the last decade. A professional musician from his teen years onward, he worked in rock, Gospel and R&B groups, honing his guitar playing and singing skills until family obligations forced him into an extended stint driving a cab. This experience formed the basis for many of the songs on his critically acclaimed debut A Cab Driver's Blues (1995). Soon after, the media latched onto the story of the blues-singing cabbie and his career took off. Shannon is an evocatively soulful singer with a booming baritone voice, but he's also a mercurial guitarist with a Funk player's sense of syncopation and a well honed sense of Albert King-like dynamics. His records mine a deep Soul Blues groove full of funky brass playing and rubbery backbeats.

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