Smoke Parade
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Smoke Parade

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Experimental


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"Another Sad Story"

The first single off the EP is going to be the guitar heavy “Solid Ground”; a roller coaster of music and emotion with great instrumental, strong vocals, and a touch of backup singing that really wraps the package up nicely. A rhythmic drum intro leads into lively guitars and a steady up-tempo that has an almost punk-fueled feel at times. The chorus is inspirational but not overpowering, allowing the music to do plenty of talking, which it does in spades. These guys are not afraid to let the guitar ring, but they are not relying on it to cover up mediocre lyrics, it ebbs and flows with the weight of the words. The outro does a great job of bringing you back down to earth after the high-octane ride is over, leading nicely into the next tune.
Anyone who follows this page knows that I cast a wide net with my music tastes, and lately I have had an itch for southern rock. Taylor Shannon and the boys have been scratching that itch for me, and sometimes bringing me a bit further into the world of amped-up guitars and big bass, making me feel 18 (And Cool) again.
I will post a link below in the comments, which is a 3-minute preview of the EP, these guys look like they are having fun, and I think you will like what you hear.
Don’t wait for this EP, or the upcoming single to drop to get your fix of their brand of music. Taylor Shannon and crew already have 2 records and an EP available now, all quality tunes with some real gems in the mix, that you can enjoy to get you hot for what’s coming. - IOU Music


Still working on that hot first release.



 Hailing from the cityscapes of Cincinnati, Rock & Soul Indie Recording Artist/Multi-Instrumentalist Taylor Shannon has been hitting the ground running since his career in music began in 2006, and has garnered an insatiable fan base, a recognized name among the scene, and a drive that pushes his career forward. Since gracing the stage, Shannon has played shows with national names such as Lee Brice, Candlebox, Travis Meadows, Whitey Morgan, Reckless Kelley, Keith Anderson, and many others. He also currently holds a Cincinnati Entertainment Award (CEA) and has had positive reception and critical claim throughout the industry. “With a great discography over the years, his debut record "Old Soul" released in 2014, and was followed up by 2015's "Home & Tennessee". Most recently in 2016, Shannon released "The Greenbriar Road" EP, which currently has his hit single "Emily" making its way around the Radio & Podcast circuit. His other single "Me and You" was just remixed by producer Robert Venable (21 Pilots, Megadeth). The song is currently in line to begin rotation on Sirius XM Radio.A brand new EP 'Another Sad Story' is set for release in late October along with extensive touring plans, Taylor Shannon & The 2bit Smoke Parade have a very busy 2017 as the year progresses. In the meantime, keep your eyes and ears open for tour dates, new song releases, and the tricks Shannon has up his sleeves. Be sure to check out his YouTube videos, and keep up with the Folk- Punk Rocker via Social Media and beyond.

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