John Shannon & Wings of Sound

Delicate fingerpicking, mystical vocal harmonies and the "atmospheric" sounds of the French horn and double bass form the foundation of John Shannon's ethereal folk songs.

The New York City-based singer and songwriter and his band Wings of Sound — Garth Stevenson (upright bass), Caroline McMahon (vocals), Dan Brantigan (brass) and Evan Pazner (drums) — perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at CultureWorks, 310 Oak St., Ashland.

Shannon is touring behind his second studio album "Songs of the Desert River," an 11-track compilation released in June. Many of the songs, including "Darkness," "Hurricane" and "New Winter," were inspired by nature. Shannon's music has been compared to English folk rockers such as Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and John Martyn.

The cover to the show is $10. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Visit or call 541-488-4888.

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