Shana Morrison began performing with her group Caledonia in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. Her debut CD Caledonia was released on her own label, Belfast Violet Records in 98 and picked up by the Monster Music label in 1999. Caledonia recieved favorable reviews from the LA Times, SF Chronicle, and the SF Examiner, as well as air play on KPFA, KPIG, KPIX, KDVS, KHUM, and KFOG. Tours across the country soon followed.
Vanguard Records signed Shana Morrison in 2001, and 7 Wishes was released in 2002. This time, she recieved favorable reviews from newspapers and magazines across the country, as well as airplay on KMTT Seattle Wa, KINK Portland Or, KSGR Austin Tx, and KBCO Denver Co. Shana Morrison's style has been called pop, with a side of blues and a side of rock. She has also been known to include other ingredients, like country, r&b, and jazz to the mix. Her material seems to be ever changing, and hard to pin down categorically. What always remains the same is Shana Morrison's unique and wide-ranging voice.
Chronologically listed, some highlights of Shana's career follow: Since 96, Shana Morrison has participated in benefit concerts for Oakland's "American Legends Foundation". Paying tribute to and playing for artists such as Brownie McGee and Charles Brown, Shana has shared billing with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker, and Dr. John. She has also played for festival audiences. Caledonia played on the main stage both at the Guiness Fleadh in New York in 97, and in San Francisco in 99. In 2000 Shana performed at the San Francisco Blues Festival, The Ottawa Blues Festival, and the Edmonton Folk Festival. Recently she has had the type of exposure she deserves; opening shows for Lyle Lovett, Joe Cocker, Michael MacDonald, John Hyatt, and Keb 'Mo.
Shana has also had international exposure.
Her band did a live broadcast for the BBC's "Kelly Show" which aired in 1996. Shana sang at the BRIT Awards in 96 when her father was presented with a lifetime achievement award. This has been broadcasted on A&E in America several times since. She also participated in a VH-1 father's day special and was featured in People magazine in 97, Rolling Stone in 99, and Interview magazine in 2002. Most recently, Caledonia played on the Oxygen channel's Pure Oxygen tv show and Shana appeared on the Howard Stern show to chat about 7 Wishes and spin the song "I Spy."
This year the band has been busy with tours across the US, Germany, and Italy playing clubs, theaters, and festivals. Most notably playing the House Of Blues in Cambridge, the Bottom Line in New York, the Viper Room in LA, Meinisfree Open Air in Germany, and the Arezzo Wave Pop festival in Italy.