Morgan Shaughnessy has been described as “Etta James born into punk rock”. A native Atlantan, she is a regular on the local scene playing Smith’s Olde Bar as well as various other venues. A singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, her music encompasses a wide range of moods – from nostalgic throwback, to haunting ballad, to windows down rock n’ roll.
Her original lyrics tell the story of her life’s loves and struggles. Shaughnessy’s strong, resonating voice has grabbed the attention of fans throughout the Southeast. She pays homage to personal guitar heroes such as John Mayer and John Frusciante, while still showing her mastery of other instruments, including drums, bass, piano, and mandolin.
A vegan and avid supporter of equality, Shaughnessy has a love, respect, and passion for all living things. She is a strong and vocal advocate for protecting women, children, and animals. Shaughnessy is a young woman with a unique spiritual vision and an undying ambition to inspire positive change.
Her passion for and commitment to her music have remained unwavering, despite physical challenges that most would find impossible. Remarkably, she recorded her entire debut EP, Makeout Scars & Breakout Stars, while laying in bed. As Jeffrey Sisk of PGH In Tune said, “You should get to know this inspirational young artist.”