Shannon needs our support & love

The friends of Shannon & Joe are asking for your support to help our beloved Shannon through a dark and challenging time.

Joe and Shannon met in the San Francisco Bay area music scene in the late 2000s, where they collaborated with dozens of artists and helped build the vibrant music scene that flourished there. Years later, after Joe had returned home to work on his family farm outside of Portland, Oregon, Shannon and Joe began a long-distance romance that would lead Shannon to relocate to Portland, where they fell fully in love. They traveled the world playing music together, loved board games, dinner parties, barbecuing, swimming and watching their friends’ babies grow up. Joe proposed to Shannon in 2021 and their wedding was scheduled for November 2022. They had planned to raise a family of their own and spend their lives together. Tragically, Joe passed away on the morning of August 16th 2022 in a sudden fatal car crash outside of his family's farm.

Shannon is completely shattered by this loss and unprepared to do this alone. The death of a partner or family member is devastating, and the financial stresses that follow can impede and complicate the grieving process and overwhelm the ones left behind. Shannon will need to cover the ability to pay ongoing rent, utilities, funeral and memorial expenses, travel and moving costs, and so much more while also facing a loss of income from the cancellation of upcoming shows and grappling with this terrible grief.

We want to show our support to Shannon and Joe’s family during this painful and difficult time by helping them cover the unexpected costs left in the wake of this sudden tragedy.

We hope that by relieving some of the financial burdens for Shannon, she can take the time to grieve and heal after this devastating loss and return to playing music.

Shannon has so selflessly provided love, comfort and joy to her family, friends, and fans through the beautiful music she makes and by being a true angel to everyone she meets. We know how much her community wants to support her and how much overwhelming love there is for her.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Claire Ginn
Portland, OR
Shannon Shaw

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