Guitarist for Mary J. Blige of 18 years, Shonn Hinton shares journey and new R&B album.
By Antonio Perkins
Rex called him saying that Michael "Huggy" Carter - a Tour Production Consultant of MCG Productions, was about to call Shonn to come play for Mary J. Blige
Shonn Hinton, one of Milwaukee’s favorites, raised in Milwaukee and known by most for his 18 years so far, playing guitar for Mary J.Blige sat with Courtier House Thursday, January 26, 2023 where he discussed his back story with Courtier House and long time acquaintance, Xzavier Antonio, who is also another one of Milwaukee’s favorite vocalists.
The two dived into Shonn’s story about how the right relationships, the right timing and being the right talent had accelerated his career as a musician who has played with and for the likes of Kelly Price, David Hollister, Glenn Lewis, Mary J. Blige, & many more. Shonn’s talent has landed him on local & national television such as 106 & Park and Jay Leno. It took some motivation from his friends, but Shonn accepted the challenge and started singing as well, releasing his first album in 2013 with 5 projects to follow. This back story will be released in one of our featured stories following an exclusive listening party scheduled in Milwaukee.
On Saturday, February 4, 2023, you can join Milwaukee for free at the Happy Days Day Bar located in the Sherman Phoenix Center | 3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee WI. The exclusive listening party will be held at 5pm. Hosted by Reggie Brown and Music spun by DJ TruStar.
Courtier House will be present with a QR code that only attendees can have access and this code will give attendees online access to listen to the entire album early, on Inmkeawards.com.
Look for Shonn’s backstory interview on February 5th. We are headlining his story as “Right Talent, Right Time.”