Shannon Thomas was born and raised in Tulsa, OK, where she still resides, living a pretty average existence. But don't be fooled: Shannon's drama-free, abnormally normal life has nothing to do with the fantastical world inside her head. Only through her music can you experience the person she really is. On her new album, 'Brainstorms,' Shannon showcases her vulnerability just as much as her strength, her sorrow along with her joy. Although framed by the common theme of love, this collection of songs is a refreshing mix of lessons learned. Her insight and honesty provide thoughtful, relatable lyrics full of much more depth than you'd expect from a young artist at the beginning of her career. Time spent studying the styles of several artists from her own generation inspired Shannon to create strong, infectious melodies. Recorded at Self Titled Entertainment in Tulsa, the 11 tracks featured on 'Brainstorms' were written over a period of 2 years, as Shannon reconnected with her childhood instrument, the piano. Every other instrument on the album was played by John Conrad, co-owner of STE, who produced, mixed, and mastered each song. Shannon was selected for a featured spot at Diversafest in 2005 & 2006 and her song 'Edward' won iRok.com's song of the month poll for January 2006. Another song, 'Rose Colored Shades,' made her one of eleven finalists in a nation-wide music video contest. In September 2006, Shannon was nominated by the staff at the Tulsa World for a Spot Music Award. Her contact list includes active fans from all over the world, including South America, Europe, and Australia. 'A talent to be reckoned with. A truly great voice. Look out, this girl's destined to really go places.' ~ Grammy award-winner David Teegarden. 'It's been a long time since I've listened to an album that I like every single song on. And this is one of those albums!' ~ Online review, Musicfan17.