Genres:Folk, Jazz - Dixieland/Ragtime, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Indie-Rock, Rock - Alternativ Pop
Lead & backup vocals, guitar, keyboard Programming - Mike Shannon is a product of New York’s CBGB post-punk club scene and toured early on with the Stray Cats (then Tom Cats). He founded Charlotte 4th Ward in 2000 and BBD in '06. After 9 years out of music, his 1999 4th Ward debut charted on the National CMJ Top 100
Electric and acoustic lead & rhythm guitars – Chick Tsikouras played with Theatre Gallery, opening for Widespread Panic, Tonic and Limp Bizcut.
The band's '06 debut, produced by Jamie Hoover, earned Editor's Pick by CD Baby and 8 of 10 stars by Americana UK, as well as topping the main European music site charts in Spring of '06. The debut can be found on www.cdbaby.com/all/bigbusdream, as well as iTunes and Rhapsody.