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Brewer's Row, Misty Boyce, and Ben Shannon!

  • The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls 400 Lincoln Avenue Millvale, PA, 15209 United States (map)

Indie singer/songwriter Misty Boyce is a solo artist who’s also forged a career as a keyboardist and backing vocalist (plus occasional guitarist) in touring bands for the likes of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, and BØRNS, just to name a few. A native of New Mexico, Boyce took to the idea of a career in music at a young age and began writing songs while in primary school. She would eventually go on to enroll at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where she studied jazz piano.

Ben Shannon was born in Nashville Tennessee, the child of two social justice activist parents. He grew up in Pittsburgh to become a writer, a sponsored skateboarder, and a student of contemporary American poetry (BA Writing U of Pitt).  Now, a teaching writer (MA Ed Duquesne U.) and father, Ben Shannon resides on the last farm in the city of Pittsburgh (Mildred's Daughter's Farm).  Ben is co-founder of BurghSong, a songwriter listening room series featuring a local and a national pairing of writers; an award winning songwriter with two independent and self funded releases; winner of the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase 2015; and finalist in the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Song Showcase.

Misty's third full length album, "Get Lost", recorded with Lera Lynn and Josh Grange at Resistor Studios in Nashville, is out February 16th. Ben's upcoming release, "The Finalist" is a collection of folk songs recorded in the span of two days in Woodstock NY and is due for release in the Fall of 2017.