Last fall, singer/songwriter/guitarist Taylor Shannon and his band released Another Sad Story, which marked a very successful shift into Modern Rock territory for an artist who, over the course of a decade, had established himself as more of a Country musician. The remarkable EP was one of the best music releases to come out of the Greater Cincinnati area in 2017.
Going into 2018, the somewhat clunky “Taylor Shannon and the 2 Bit Smoke Parade” moniker that graced the cover of Another Sad Story has been streamlined to just Smoke Parade. Shannon is joined in the band by drummer Zach Backus and bassist Seth Bunton.
To honor the name realignment, the trio has reissued Another Sad Story and dropped the “debut” Smoke Parade music video, for the smoking ASS single “Solid Ground,” which was shot and directed by Adam Steele at Elite Visual Media.
Smoke Parade has recently been in Louisville, Ky. working on new material. The group’s next local show is Feb. 9 at Southgate House Revival with Micky and the Motorcars.