Marc Lee Shannon is out with a new song entitled "Steady On" which is a tribute to the late Michael Stanley. Shannon, a native son of Akron and 1977 graduate of St. Vincent/St. Mary High School, had been a member of Michael Stanley's Resonators since 1996 and was a featured player on over 20 albums.
The idea for "Steady On" came about when Michael was diagnosed with Stage Four cancer last year. The two musicians had planned to collaborate on the song but sadly, that didn't happen. Following Michael's death in March, Shannon finished the project as a way to honor his fallen friend. "The song is deeply personal to me," Shannon said. "It's about how life is not a straight line. All you can do is just go onward. It's a memorial to my friend and an exploration of what people can do with grief."
"Steady On" will be among the tracks on Shannon's new release "Lucky 7" which drops on November 10th. The title and release date of the full length project hold great significance to Shannon as it will mark the 7th anniversary of his sobriety, a lifetime quest which had Michael's full support. Until then, take a look at the attached video which features other long-time Michael Stanley collaborators as well as some very special gear left to Marc by Michael.