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Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming

[CD]

~ Michael Shannon

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I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1971, and I was raised in several locations from Delta Junction to North Pole to Eagle River. I have lived in Anchorage for over 20 years. I graduated from Bartlett High School in 1989, and I graduated from UAA in 1994 with a Bachelors degree in English. I taught for awhile at a small business college before moving on to a higher calling as a bouncer/entertainer at a local club here in town. I hired on with VECO Alaska late summer of 1995 and have been working there ever since as an engineering assistant. I am currently planning on pursuing a Masters in Teaching at UAA beginning in the spring semester of next year (2006). I am married to a beautiful woman named Chris, and we have two sons, Jordan and Matthew. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom had a gorgeous voice, and she spent a great deal of her youth in a singing trio with two of my aunts (known as the MarLindaKaye Sisters.) They once sang on the Lawrence Welk Show. There was always music playing in the house, and I was exposed to a wide variety of genres. For me, singing began as a game. My sister would entertain me while babysitting by having me sing along with the bands and singers that she wanted to listen to. After that, it was on to chorus in school, but I never pursued it beyond 6th grade. It wasn't until I went to college that I even considered songwriting. I took the introductory guitar classes at UAA, and they really opened my eyes to what music could be. It was an instant connection. I began writing my own music and singing with local bands (Ruffkutt, Joanie's Fault, Minstrel Wind, Kid Country). One of the original members of Ruffkutt, Kaz Johnson, had a studio with another musician, Stu Schulman. I had written a mushy love song for my wife and I wanted to record it for her birthday. That song was Forever In Your Eyes. After that, the music kept flowing, and the songs piled up. Unfortunately, I was not very proactive about working on my music, and it took a family tragedy to get me motivated. My mom, long my source of musical influence, died from a sudden cardiac arrest at age 59. After that, it became very important to me to get this music out, even if it was only to have it preserved for my own family. The feeling was that things are never guaranteed for tomorrow because there are a million things that can occur that you'll never see coming. That message is what 'Long Time Coming' is really all about: Don't wait - tomorrow is promised to no one.

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    Artist: Michael Shannon
    Title: Long Time Coming
    Genre: Rock
    Release Date: 8/9/2005
    Label: CD Baby
    Product Type: CD
    Catalog #: 5637408046
    UPC: 634479149795
    Item #: SRD914979
    This product is a special order

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