About the Band
Award winning songwriter Shannon Slaughter is the featured mainstay of the band. Anchored by powerful singing and ultra-tight harmony; they are a band that focuses on innovative instrumentation and arrangements. yet possesses the ability and desire to pay homage to tradition. Winner of the prestigious 2012 Chris Austin songwriting contest, (I've Hit Everything in My Life (But My Knees), Slaughter writes a wealth of the band's material. He has penned numerous songs that have received industry recognition and have been recorded by Blue Highway, The Lonesome River Band, Lou Reid and Carolina, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Mike Bentley and Cumberland Gap Connection, and Ernie Thacker. One of Slaughter's original gospel compositions, It's So Hard to Stumble (When You're Down on Your Knees) was nominated for a DOVE Award in 2010.
Shannon Slaughter & County Clare always manages to mix fresh original material with time-honored traditional bluegrass and country favorites. Band members have recorded and performed with some of the best in the bluegrass business, calling as former employers the likes of the Lonesome River Band, Lou Reid and Carolina, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Larry Stephenson, Melonie Cannon, and Grasstowne.
Shannon promises a fresh, invigorating sound and playful stage banter. This band loves to entertain and brings a complete show to the stage!!