"...Shannon is one of the most fluid lead and rhythm guitar players in bluegrass music.
The groove here is always tight, and that owes a ​great deal to Mr. Slaughter being in
the house.This is truly one of the best recordings of 2015 in my opinion ..." 
-Tim Stafford, Blue Highway
Good day! I am proud to offer you Shannon Slaughter & County Clare for booking at your event in 2017. Shannon Slaughter & County Clare is a bluegrass / acoustic country music band that features the award-winning songwriting talents of Shannon Slaughter as well as a cadre of outstanding musicians and singers.  Formed in 2010 by Shannon and wife Heather, the band has become a powerful vocal and instrumental force all over the United States as well as Canada.


Elite Circuit Recording Artists, Shannon & the band have consistently been at the top of the bluegrass charts with their last 3 recordings; scoring a number 1 and numerous Top Ten songs.  This band believes in heartfelt original material and features tight-knit harmonies and superb lyrical instrumentation. 

Complete professionals with evidence to back it up; Shannon Slaughter & County Clare consists of Shannon on guitar and vocals, Ron Inscore on mandolin and vocals, Cliff Bailey on acoustic bass and vocals and Trent Callicutt on banjo and vocals.  A more than frequent special guest at their shows is Heather Slaughter; talented bassist, mandolinist and vocalist extraordinaire.  This band packs quite a strong punch!  
 
Check out this YouTube Playlist of some music from Shannon & Heather Slaughter and County Clare:

"This CD is one of the most enjoyable projects I've listened to lately. Shannon
has been around the bluegrass field for many years working, mostly, as a 'side man'
or in support of others who have had their name out front. But, on this CD, he's taken
the lead spot, akin to a quarterback on a contending football team, and he's thrown a
touchdown!!! I have no doubt that you'll enjoy it as well. Great job, Shannon!!"
- Russell Moore -  IIIrd Tyme Out
Below are some press releases showcasing the life and times of Shannon Slaughter & County Clare:
 

DJ's and AirPlay Direct Members can download material from this AirPlay link for radio play with our thanks!
 


I look forward to speaking with you further about how this incredible group of musicians, with a worldwide following, would be a terrific and beneficial addition to your lineup. Please feel free to call me at your earliest convenience and thank you so much for your consideration.
 




Music News Nashville Review of One More Road

Bluegrass Today Review of One More Road

Review of One More Road from Lonesome Road Reviews

Bluegrass Unlimited Review of One More Road








Review of The Sideman Steps Out from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine can be found here --
bluegrassmusic.com/content/category/reviews


Cybergrass.com on Shannon Slaughter's "The Sideman Steps Out"  www.cybergrass.com/node/346

Review of CD Release Party from My Favorite Guitars by Robyn Schossel www.mfgnotes.com/2011/07/one-to-watch-shannon-slaughter-and-the-county-clare-band/ 

A review of our performance at the Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival by Ted Lehmann -- tedlehmann.blogspot.com/2011/11/newell-lodge-fall-2011-review.html

From the folks at County Sales in Floyd, VA www.countysales.com/products.php


 

Check out what some of the leading artists in the industry are
saying about "The Sideman Steps Out":
 
"He (Shannon) possesses a fluid, natural guitar style that matches
his voice perfectly: great tone, phrasing and dynamics in both.
This is a musical cat right here.....Shannon and Heather make a
team that most can only dream about--just listen to "You're
My Music" and see if you don't agree. The band sound is tight
and driving, underpinned by Shannon's great rhythm guitar.
He's one of the great rhythm players in bluegrass today--the
kind whose rhythm just fits, propelling everything without
overshadowing. I'm sure there will be lots of great bluegrass
recordings released this year, but you'd be hard pressed
to find a better one than The Sideman Steps Out." 
- Tim Stafford / Blue Highway
 
"It's not every day that you get asked to be a part of a record, and
be a huge fan of the artist that asked you to do it. That's what
happened to me with this record. I've been waiting for years for
Shannon to do an album that features his voice, writing, and
picking and it turned out to be just like I thought it would,
Awesome! Not only do you get to hear one of the richest voices
ever in Shannon, but you also get knocked out when you hear
Heather sing. Her lead and harmony vocals add just the right
thing to a song exactly where the song calls for it. It was huge
honor to be a part of this recording. Give it a listen and you're
sure to be as big a fan as I am." - Shawn Lane / Blue Highway

 
"This CD is one of the most enjoyable projects I've listened to
lately. Shannon has been around the bluegrass field for many
years working, mostly, as a 'side man' or in support of others
who have had their name out front. But, on this CD, he's taken
the lead spot, akin to a quarterback on a contending football
team, and he's thrown a touchdown!!! I have no doubt that
you'll enjoy it as well. Great job, Shannon!!" 
- Russell Moore / IIIrd Tyme Out

 
shannon-slaughter-epk-pdf-1.pdf Promoters please download this EPK for your convenience! 16.8 MB