Born in Olive Branch, Mississippi, his family moved to Memphis when he was 8. There he heard and fell in love with the blues. He began playing around town at age 18 and for the next 20 years played in a succession of Memphis bands on weekends. A break came in 1987 when he toured with Shirley Brown and gained the confidence that he could do this on his own. In 1991 he put together his own band and today, with two highly regarded albums under his belt, and a regular at clubs on the legendary Beale Street, Preston Shannon is ready to bring his brand of soulful blues to the rest of the world. His latest Bullseye release, "Midnight In Memphis," has created a sensation within the rhythm and blues market and is destined to become a classic. We are fortunate to have Preston Shannon on stage at this years Bayfront Blues Festival.