Shanna Zell has been singing about the gritty details of love and sordid facts of life since she first picked up a guitar over 10 years ago. With her dark lyrical style and emotional performances, Shanna transcends the typical boundaries of a female folk-rock singer. Her love of performing is her starting point, her deep introspective writing is her natural compulsion, and her desire to simultaneously connect with the curious, the lonely, the broken-hearted and the in-love is where the three meet on stage. Shanna moved to NYC 6 years ago and since then has entertained large crowds at notable venues including Rockwood Music Hall, Joe's Pub, The Living Room, The Knitting Factory, Southpaw, and the 92nd Street Y. The release of her first full-length album, Hurricane Season in 2006 received rave reviews. The album is a tumultuously exciting listening-experience whose poetic, honest songs combine passion for the adventure in city life with a hint of growing pains. Shanna can also be found singing with the NY based critically-acclaimed Americana group The Ramblers. Shanna is gearing up to record a brand new EP, her first recording in over 4 years, and it will be a departure in both style and in theme. What once was an exploration of dramatic, entangled love affairs is now a thoughtful study on self-growth and personal discovery. The challenge is adulthood, and the songs are stories from that early 20's battle against time, one with which we can all emphatically relate. Joining Shanna on the album will be a rotating cast of close musician friends, including Zellots Matt Wigton and Scott Stein. She is thrilled to be kicking off her campaign with Pledge Music to raise funds for the promising new release.