Hard A’Port – Shannon Slaughter

by | 22 Jun, 2023

Shannon Slaughter

Elite Circuit Records has released a new single and music video, Hard A’Port, by Shannon Slaughter.

Hard A’Port, appears on Slaughter’s highly successful album, Ridin’ Through the Country. The video was produced by Forged Film Company in Floyd, VA, and can be viewed on YouTube and Facebook.

Hard A'PortHard A’Port features Shannon Slaughter on lead vocals and guitar; Jason Davis on banjo; Cliff Bailey on acoustic bass; Adam Steffey on mandolin; and Shawn Lane on fiddle.

Navy Veteran Barry Stinson sent me this story and I was immediately entranced. He and I pieced it together over a few emails.It tells the story of a merchant skipper who shunned piloting a slave ship because it was immoral and would haunt him and focuses on the hardiness of his crew. ‘Hard A’Port’ has a grooving rhythm, haunting harmony and is a wonderful tale – Shannon Slaughter.

The 15-track album, Ridin’ Through the Country includes numerous radio chart singles, including the title track, Plus One More Day,nlberta Clipper, Common Ground, and Goin’ Up the Mountain.

For more information on Shannon Slaughter,please visit Shannon Slaughter’s website. Music fans can stream or purchase Shannon Slaughter’s music at all major outlets, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and more.

About Shannon Slaughter:

Raised in the rural North Florida town of Chiefland, Shannon Slaughter was immersed in acoustic and country music at a young age by his family. His early influences include Merle Haggard, Randy Travis, Tony Rice, Keith Whitley, Ricky Skaggs, and the Osborne Brothers. He began playing guitar at age eight and was soon began singing in churches, livestock fairs, and other venues around the Tri-County area.

Shannon started his professional career with the Lost and Found in 1992, moving to Virginia that summer. In December, Shannon joined the Larry Stephenson Band and was an integral sideman for three years. During his tenure with Larry, Shannon recorded two albums, toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, and performed on the prestigious Grand Ole Opry. In 1995, Shannon teamed with several top-flight Southwest Virginia musicians and created Savannah Road, recording and performing for six years.

After several years off the road, Shannon re-entered the bluegrass scene joining Melonie Cannon in 2004 and 2005. In the fall of 2005, he joined the award-winning Lonesome River Band as their lead vocalist and guitarist touring and recording with the band until 2007. In 2008, he joined Lou Reid and Carolina on vocals and guitar; holding that position until 2012. Most recently, Shannon was guitarist and vocalist in Grasstowne.