Shannon Warto - Singer/Songwriter
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 18 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 addition to singing cover songs, Shannon has also written her own material, and released her lullaby "Oh Hurley", which accompanies her children's book Hurley the Hippo, in 2019. 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. 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 musicians. From early 2010 to late 2012 she was a part of Bright Side Band. Shannon is currently interested in recording opportunities, focusing on guitar practice, singing at weddings, private parties, house concerts, and other venues. She is currently recording her first jazz album with jazz pianist Bob Phillips.