Shannon Hawley
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Shannon Hawley

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Singer and songwriter Shannon Hawley is a passionate and unflinching new artist who explores the mysteries of life with an open, honest heart. Her first album, Out of Deep Dark Holes (recorded in Mendoza, Argentina in spring of 2007), draws heavily on the struggles she and her four younger sisters endured after the death of their father, and also how his absence brought them closer. Hawley uses her hauntingly beautiful voice as a vehicle to explore her own personal quest to transform pain into art, to become "one whole person." Other recurring themes in her music include love, travel, family, and connection to people and places. Her main musical influences include singer/songwriters such as Ani Difranco, Dar Williams, and Natalia Zuckerman, as well as Regina Spektor and Laura Veirs. After graduating from NYU with a Masters in Social Work in 2006, Shannon resolved to more fully pursue her love of singing and songwriting. Her repertoire has grown rapidly ever since. Silly but endearing love song Too Fat to Skateboard, melodic Stuck Inside, and the rousing Jonesy are some of the featured songs on "Out of Deep Dark Holes." Also on the album are collaborations with guitarist Andres Ceccarelli and violinist Rodolfo Castagnolo. But Shannon so far typically plays alone, accompanied by just her acoustic guitar. Her newer, unrecorded songs build on her prior achievements, with a poetic quality reminiscent of Bright Eyes and Neutral Milk Hotel. Hawley is a native of Point Pleasant, New Jersey and currently resides in Ithaca, New York. At present, she's actively seeking performance opportunities.