Michael Anthony Shanks is a Texas musician on an international express. His songs, while deeply rooted in jazz and blues, tend to wander into more exotic territories with improvisations conjuring up the sounds of South America or the Far East. Three-time Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto calls Michael “an intrepid young musician who loves to groove!”
The inspiration behind Michael’s unique musical style lies within his world travels. From the dingy tango bars of Buenos Aires to the gaudy hipster hideouts of Seattle, Michael has met and worked with people from all walks of life. His songwriting reflects the characters, landscapes and melodies that he has encountered while out on the trail. His forte is melding all these distinct experiences together to create something soulful and fresh to the ears.
This is a MUST attend event.