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by Jim Santella
Fifteen years as a cab driver in New Orleans gave Mem Shannon the experience that he needed to communicate effectively with his audience. He's gathered a common ground selection of songs for this latest album so that he can relate to folks from both sides of the tracks: those who've grown up with the Big Easy" jazz tradition, and those who've grown up with blues-rock ringing consistently in their earphones.
Gospel plays a large part in Shannon's delivery. ...read more