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Wonderful Wednesday: Singer-Songwriter Shannon Wurst

June 7, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Our special Wonderful Wednesday guest this week will be Shannon Wurst. This gifted singer-songwriter will delight all ages. While staying true to the musical traditions set forth by those from so long ago, Shannon adds a modern twist. By pairing old with new, her music has a truly timeless sound. Growing up in a musical family in Alma, Arkansas, Shannon is no stranger to picking parties and house concerts. She is a true artist: an entertainer, a storyteller, and a songstress. In 2009, many took notice of this rising star as Shannon was a finalist in the 2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting competition, Folk Alley Best Artist, and was named the winner of the Walnut Valley New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, Kansas. Garrison Keillor of “A Prairie Home Companion” radio program picked her as semi-finalist for his program’s Talented Twenties contest. She has also had the distinct honor of being invited to open for Robert Earl Keen, Yonder Mountain String Band, Carlene Carter, and Railroad Earth.

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Fort Smith Public Library
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas


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