Shannon Lyon is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, Lyon began his musical career in 1990, forming his first band Strange Days (1990-1993) recording one album entitled ‘Life Aint Easy’ which was produced by Nelson McCrossan. During this time Lyon also started his low-key solo career and released his first solo studio album entitled ‘Buffalo White’in 1994 which was recorded by friend Bill Braun.
Since 1994 Lyon has released ten studio albums and has received critical acclaim and moderate commercial success in Europe, North America and Australia.
Lyon was the first Canadian signed to Richard Branson’s post Virgin Records label V2 in 2004 with the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Wandered’ which was produced and recorded in a 17th century farmhouse in the south of Holland with acclaimed Dutch producer Bj Baartmans. Wandered was released in Australia on Collision records and in Europe on Inbetweens Records.
In 2003 Lyon signed with Canadian Roots label Busted Flat Records, a critically acclaimed independent music label founded in 2002 by Mark Logan and based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Busted Flat has released 5 of Lyon’s albums to date. (Bound, Safe Inside, Someday Mourning, El Sol, and Broken Things).
Lyon moved to Holland in 2000 and spent the better part of a decade living and touring in Spain, Germany and The Netherlands.
Lyon is currently located in Canada.
(Lyon has toured and shared the stage in Europe, Australia, USA and Canada with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Richard Buckner, Jay Farrar, Ray LaMontagne, Blue Rodeo and Bruce Cockburn).