JPR Live Session: Shannon LaBrie
The Nashville singer/songwriter joined us from her childhood home in Nebraska to share music from her powerful new album called Building.
LaBrie started her lifelong connection with music as many do - at the piano, taking structured lessons. But after receiving a guitar as a present from her dad, the connection with the sound and freedom the guitar offered kicked off a newfound desire to write songs and perform.
Her new album Building has received rave reviews from NPR and American Songwriter, and was produced by multi-Grammy Award-winners, Brent Maher and Charles Yingling. She talked about how the songs came together for the record, and the relief she finds in getting her songs out in to the world. For our live session, she played an acoustic guitar with Oregon connections - a Bedell instrument made in Bend.