Gary Shannon and the Street Choir — Pickin’ and Grinnin’
The strangest thing happened to me in March of last year. I've been playing guitar for a very long time, but sometime back I just lost interest in it and I put my guitar away for almost two years. I just had no desire to play anymore until, one day, I dragged out "Slim." Now, Slim is an old Yamaha guitar that I bought back in 1985 and he's served me well since then. But this time, when I started playing Slim, a strange thing happened. Suddenly, I started getting ideas for songs.
Now, as I said, I've been playing guitar for decades, but I just never could write a song to save my life. Well, on this day, song ideas just started pouring out of me. It was kind of strange at first, but I soon got into the swing of it and, at one point, I was writing two or three songs a day.
One night, just before I fell asleep, I got an idea for a song title. I jotted down the title and the next day, I got up and wrote the song you will hear on this video. It occurred to me at that point that I really wanted to get out and play these songs and share them with people. I did the only thing I could think of to make that happen and I formed a band called "The Street Choir."
The Street Choir consists of Robert "Red Dog" Hebert, Rush Marshall, and Robby Lewis. These guys really understand my music and they each bring something different to the songs I wrote.
Recently, we played a gig at Stellar Beans and I wanted to share one of my songs with you. So, here's a quick video of The Street Choir and yours truly doing a song called "Who Said You could Cross My Mind?" I hope you like it.
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