Join Marie on blog talk radio to hear from writers and musicians in Second Life. Today, Shannon Oherhily performs live at SpeakEasy/Gallery Rouge. Every 1st Sunday after open mic poetry, she shares her gift with a wonderful audience. If you're in Second Life, stop by the gallery for an amazing show. Check out her website to learn more about her and support her music. If you enjoy the segment, follow the show on BTR and twitter @talkwithmarie to get notices.
Shannon McMahon got her first guitar at the age of nine, and wrote her first song when she was ten years old. She started performing publicly when she was 12, at church, coffeehouses and other functions.
In 1996, Shannon recorded her debut CD, Some of My Years, an independent release produced by Eric Garrison at China Moon Studios. The CD features 12 original songs in a contemporary folk style with a hint of country flavor. Shannon’s rich vocals are reminiscent of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant.
Since 2008, Shannon has been performing daily for worldwide audiences in Second Life an online virtual world that offers a place to explore, socialize and participate in a host of activities, including live music. In May 2009, Shannon’s song “The Test,” was the winning song in a songwriting contest for Amnesty International. A recording of “The Test” will also appear on a benefit CD featuring New Haven, CT area musicians.