Donation To Michael Shannon Musicians Fund

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Michael Davis Shannon died April 15, 2012.  He was the 35 year old son of Lindsay and Jo Shannon, owners of BB’s Lawnside Bar-B-Q in Kansas City, Mo. He worked at his parent’s business most of 21 years with the exception of 2003-2006 where he lived “the dream” on the Garden Island of Kauai. Mike was passionate about his music, sports, good food, and the company of friends.

“If I’m bitter it must mean I’m comfortable.”
– Michael Shannon, 2002

July 20, 2015–Tonight at BB’s your beloved CONFESSORS dedicated the whole night as OFFICIAL MIKE SHANNON BIRTHDAY NIGHT! Big cheers from the crowd ensued! We sang songs and ate cake! In the immortal words of Lee McBee: “Happy Birthday You Cool Breeze Mutha Fucca You”!

–Patrick Recob

 July 11, 2016–One night after a gig there, at BB’s my Wife Sharon asked me why I coiled my mic cord, then threw it back out and coiled it again. As I showed her how I did it and why, I threw out the cord, and along came Michael. As I coiled it and drew it to me, Michael bent down and chased it across the floor like a cat after a string. “This, I said, is why I do it this way”. So Michael reinforced my method, so I still do this, at least, to honor him.

–Joe Wittfeld