Shannon Stanfield, who was part of the local music scene for years as a journalist, photographer, and musician, died on Sunday after a two-year battle with cancer. Stanfield was a member of several local bands over the years, but is probably best remembered as the frontman of the country-rock band the Clintons, whose heyday in the late 1980s and early '90s helped establish the template for groups like the V-Roys.
Stanfield also took photos for Metro Pulse
, the News Sentinel
, and Knoxville Voice
, and wrote the Town Hound column on local music for the News Sentinel
in the late 1990s.
Randall Brown at the News Sentinel
wrote a brief obituary here
. There's also a long tribute thread on Knox Blab
. That thread includes a link
to an mp3 of one of the Clintons' last shows, at Patrick Sullivan's in 2008.