Bio

Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. She says what everyone is thinking but no one else will say and you'll get an uncensored journey of clever humor and heartbreak with a hefty side of entertainment at her shows. This witty wordsmith is known for making audiences laugh and cry, sometimes in the same song. Think Jason Mraz mixed with Ingrid Michaelson with a twist of Phoebe Buffay from Friends all wrapped up in a sweet voice accented by guitar, piano, and ukulele.

Shanna started her career at the University of Virginia, biked across the country and fell in love with Colorado, and now keeps her fun music flowing out of Boulder unless she's touring along the east coast or Europe. You can't get the same Shanna in a Dress show twice with her spontaneous banter and playful stage presence. She manages to teeter the line masterfully of taking on complex subject matters with smart, yet accessible lyrics. Her songs are laden with clever wordplay and delight audiences of all ages.

Her debut record's wildly successful crowdfunding campaign reached 50% of its goal in the first day it was launched before ending up at 200% of the original goal. It is currently in production and due to be released in spring of 2021. In 2020 alone, Shanna was the winner of the Great River Folk Fest Song Competition,  a finalist for Kerrville New Folk, a semi-finalist in Songwriter Serenade and a Grassy Hill Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Fest. Shanna in a Dress curates and hosts the monthly show Women in Song in Boulder, CO and tours nationally and internationally. She has most recently been seen gracing the stages of the Dairy Arts Center, Swallow Hill Music, South Florida Folk Fest, Black Bear Americana Fest, Casey Jones Music Fest, and eTown Hall. She will be on tour supporting Red Molly in 2021.