Music by Nashville chanteuse Shannon LaBrie defies genre and brings to life insightful stories of a woman who remains true to herself in a life where uncertainty is certain. The Lincoln, NE native instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2016 album War & Peace. With lead singles, “Alcohol,” and “It’s Political” the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes, Spotify’s US viral chart and Triple A Radio charts.
Rolling Stone, compares LaBrie, to the great late Jeff Buckley saying “her songs unfold with style and subtlety, coasting over the albums lush arrangements via LaBrie’s gorgeous voice. It’s as if Jeff Buckley and Norah Jones started a band that went a tiny bit country.”
With over 12 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, she has toured over 500 dates with artists such as ZZ Ward, Billy Bob Thornton, Rayland Baxter, and Michael Franti.
The Stanley is honored to host Shannon as an Artist-In-Residence that will culminate with a concert with fellow AIR Joe Robinson on June 20th in the historic Stanley Concert Hall.
Joe Robinson is a true force in the pantheon of exceptional artists in modern music, and he has joined an exclusive group of elite performers whose impact continues to shape our unique American musical culture.
Born into a musical family in the bush country of Temagog, Australia, Robinson began playing guitar when he was just nine years old, eagerly exploring the Internet to expand and deepen his craft. At the age of 13 he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition, and at 15 released his first collection of original material. A monumental achievement followed when he won first place on the “Australia’s Got Talent” television show. It came with a $250,000 grand prize.
He’s already played more than 2,000 shows and The Stanley is proud to welcome him as Artist-In-Residence that will culminate with a performance in the historic Stanley Concert Hall on June 20th with fellow Artist-In-Residence Shannon LaBrie.
All this inspiration surrounds Robinson and informs his creativity. “The more I play music, the less I need to think about it. The less I need to think about it, the more I feel that I can dedicate myself to experiencing the undertones of harmony, rhythm, melody, rhyme and narrative.”
“ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE A YOUNG GUITARIST CAPTURES THE ATTENTION OF MUSIC LOVERS EARLY IN HIS CAREER AND MANAGES TO SUSTAIN THIS INTEREST AS HE MATURES CREATIVELY AND SHEDS THE ‘PRODIGY’ LABEL. JOE ROBINSON IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TALENTS.”
– Premier Guitar