Shannon Book. Songwriter, Performing Artist, Recording Artist, Father, and Veteran.
He hopes his music will help to educate military families and civilians, as well as help to heal those that have shared in some of the same experiences. He wants to help make a difference in the world as a veteran.
He expressed that appreciation both vocally and by playing various musical instruments throughout his life and we are happy to be in his world as it unfolds.
We welcome him to being a First Ten Artist from RAVN Radio!
Shannon was Born and raised in the small town of Hazel Green, KY, He grew up with a great appreciation of music and have expressed that appreciation both vocally and by playing various musical instruments throughout his life.
Feeling an urgency to serve his country after Desert Storm, He joined the United States Navy in July of 1994 and trained as a Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, Field Medical Service School, Camp Pendleton, CA.
He served as Corpsman in two combat deployments in Iraq: the first in 2003 with 2nd Battalion 1st Marines as part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq and again in 2004 during Vigilant Resolve as the Regimental Combat Team 1, Personal Security Detachments Corpsman.
To help relieve the stresses of combat and deployment felt by both him and others in his unit, He would play guitar and sing during down time…and most importantly, began to write his own music about how he and his brothers felt about their experiences.
He has been working on a complete collection of original songs reflecting his time in life, his injuries, and living with the aftermath of war. He hopes his music will help to educate military families, civilians, as well as help to heal those that have shared in some of his experiences to make a difference in our word.
Not only will you hear his music here at RAVN Radio, or find his music all over the internet, you can find him on the social media links above and see some of his pics below.
A special thank you goes to Shannon for being a friend, for the generosity and fellowship on this winding road we call life. You will always be in our hearts and engraved in our souls. You keep being you and perform your heart out, we will be there every step of the way!