Shannon Warto has been singing on the Monterey Peninsula, throughout the central coast, as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 20 years. Although her main focus has been in traditional Celtic music she also loves to sing jazz, folk, country, pop, bluegrass, and more recently EDM (electronic dance music).
In 2006 Shannon co-produced her first CD under her former name Shannon Miller with the band Sweetfire. This CD features traditional Irish music and can be found on ITunes and CDbaby.
Her voice can be heard with various musicians and bands including Amy Krupski, Bright Side Band, Laurel Thomsen and Dan Frechette, Grumbling Ginger, Swingin’ Synapses, and SpekrFreks. She is currently recording her first jazz album with jazz pianist Bob Phillips.
In addition to singing cover songs, Shannon has also written her own material, and released her lullaby "Oh Hurley" in 2019, which accompanies her children's book Hurley the Hippo, published in 2017.
With a keen ear and quick ability to learn new material Shannon has sung for numerous events and weddings. She is also available for studio work, and has the ability to perform new material in a limited number of takes. Shannon is always looking for new musical opportunities and is open to performing with a wide variety of musical artists.
She is currently interested in recording opportunities, musical collaborations, focusing on guitar practice, singing at weddings, private parties, house concerts, and other venues, and hosts singing experiences for those interested in a unifying soul connection through song.