Contact:  shannon@truthaudio.com                                                CELL: 850-830-7168   

BIO  Shannon Wallace was born in Laurel, Mississippi in 1962.  His musical roots are nestled deep within the South.  His performance style was influenced by guitar greats such as, Al Dimeola, Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter and Jay Graydon, to name a few.  Shannon incorporates the technical guitar skills of his influences, enhanced by the Deltal Blues , Southern Rock and stinky Southern Funk music.  This combination leaves him with, skillful riffs, polished technique and just plain serious pickin'.                  

ABOUT

PERSONAL HISTORY  My interest in music started at a very early age.  I started out playing piano, migrated to drums and started getting serious about guitar when I was 13 years old.  Learning to play guitar, seemed to come natural and quickly.  Within two years of taking guitar classes, I was offered to take over three classes of guitar students, totaling about 150 students.  I taught guitar for about two years while building my first recording studio at age 14 and releasing my first single at 15 years old.  I was always fascinated with sound and production in the studio environment.  Over this period, I won over 10 awards for instrumental performance, numerous songwriting competitions and was voted "Who's Who in Music" in 1979.  After graduating High School I was fortunate enough to get a touring offer with musicians I grew up listening to.  At age 18 Peavey Electronics signed me to an endorsement deal.  I was the youngest artist to receive a full endorsement for their line of guitars and amps.  I took a break from non stop touring in 1982 to pursue a career in Nuclear Medicine.  In 1983 I was offered a job in Florida to play music full time.  I fell in love with the area and never left, only to later open my own Recording Studio where we have developed many artists, wrote songs with Grammy award winning song writers and had chart topping projects on Billboard Music Charts.  I have had over 30 years of studio experience.  I have learned video production techniques and many skills working in the audio engineering community.  In 2000 I formed my publishing company: "Shannon Wallace Music and Publishing" and started Truth Audio, Inc.   Truth Audio is an electronic product design, and manufacturing company, specializing in Recording Studio Speaker Systems used worldwide by studio professionals.  Truth Audio has won numerous Product  and Design Awards such as: Pro Audio Magazine's (Blue Ribbon Award), Recording Magazine's (Editors Choice Award) and Electronic Musician Magazine's (PAR Excellence Award) with our first product release.  I am currently Producing music in the Florida Panhandle, doing studio session work and entertaining people with my solo act and various bands.  Below you will find a list of some of the bands I have shared the stage with thru my career.  Thank you for taking the time to review this information.  Remember where words fail, music speaks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

SHANNON HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH THESE ARTISTS

Saga

Poco

Animotion

Junior Walker and the Allstars

Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie)

Three Dog Night

Louisiana LeRoux

Stanley Jordon

Jeff Carlise (38 Special)

Micky Thomas (Jefferson Starship)

George Clinton (Parliment and the Funkadelics)

Willie Green (Neville Brothers)

Alan Hinds (Gino Vanelli and Hiroshima)

Bachman Turner Overdrive

Black Oak Arkansas

Hog's Breath Corporate Band

John Par

Fuzion

Spectrum

Dreamer

Syn-R-G

Passage

Ricky Lee Phelps (Kentucky Headhunters)

Patrick Boone

Tareva Henderson

(Crook and Chase and Music City Tonight)

Donny Sundal

(Boukou Groove)

Diablo

Greg Khin

Greg Guidry

Ce Ce Winans

John Caferty

ShaNaNa

The Meanstreet Riders

The Dreamband

Greg Torez

Alan Chapman

The Underdogs

Spencer Bohren

Katie Ott

Kim Carnes

Eric Lampley

Jim Carey

Greg Chaquiso (Jefferson Airplane)

Tommy Beavers (Asleep At the Wheel)

Keith Urban

Mark Gillespie (Trace Adkins)

Junior Marvin (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

Dane Bryant (Clint Black)

Eddie P. Briley

Tibal Iris

Heart Shaped Rock

Clarence Jones

Larry Goodwin

Lee Rolphes

Tom McDonald

Nancy Veldman

Centertree

Jabbo Starks (James Brown)

Laura Tyree

Beverly Neardorf

Chronic Jester

Tin Roof

Faith Assembly Church Band

Tom Devoursney

Wendy Moten

Richard Caldwell

Forest Williams Band

The Drama Strip

Sue Dawsom

Barry Fish Band

Rustry Hammerstrom

Jabbo Stokes

Mike Turner

Oli Silk

Greg Barnhill

Kelly O'Neil (Average White Band)

Bo Diddly

Mothers Finest

Michael McDonald

Christopher Cross

The Beachfront Project

Sandy Patty

David Huff (David and the Giants)

Geoff McBride (The Voice)

"Fergie" Frederiksen (Toto)

Sam Bush

Brian Culbertson

Boney James

Kool & The Gang

 Peter White

 Euge Groove

 Nick Colionne

 The Commodores

 Gerald Albright

 Rick Braun

 Jeffrey Osborne

 Damien Escobar

Spyro Gyra

 Richard Elliot

 Cindy Bradley

Peabo Bryson

 Najee

 Jeff Lorber

Everette Harp

and Paul Jackson Jr

Eric Darius

The Family Stone

 Chris Standring

 Keiko Matsui

Vincent Ingala

 Lindsey Webster

Ben Tankard

 Urban Jazz Coalition

Phil Denny

Ragan Whiteside

Michael J. Thomas