Shannon McNally - Remaining Tickets Available at Door

Shannon McNally - Remaining Tickets Available at Door

Shannon McNally was born and raised on Long Island, New York but has spent most of her adult life traveling and living all over North America. After graduating college with a degree in Religious Anthropology she followed Los Lobos out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. She quickly signed with Perry Watts-Russell to Capitol Records/ EMI. Rolling Stone Magazine gave her debut album released in January of 2002, Jukebox Sparrows (Capitol Records), 3 1/2 stars. Jukebox Sparrows also spawned the AAA radio hit "Now That I Know," which appeared on the 'Sweet Home Alabama' soundtrack. She teamed up with Ryan Adams' sideman Neal Casal around the same time for a collabrative project called 'Ran On Pure Lightening'. Her song "Pale Moon" from was picked up by Putamayo Records as the first track on their American Folk Album. In 2000 she moved to New Orleans. 'The city summoned me. It called me into it's depths and it devoured me'. It was here that her writing's innate earthy-end-of-the-world-defiance took on a weight and pathos which ultimately defined the mood and message of her 2005 release 'Geronimo' on Back Porch Records (EMI). Produced by Charlie Sexton, the record got a lot of strong support at AAA radio and on Satelite Radio. McNally toured extensively behind it from 2005-2007, doing national tours with a band and as a solo performer. During this time she also recorded a live record called 'North American Ghost Music' as well as a duet album with long time friend and producer Charlie Sexton called 'South Side Sessions'. Unable to return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina Shannon settled into North Mississippi with her husband and daughter. Her newest project is called 'Coldwater'. It was recorded with Jim Dickinson at his Zebra Ranch Studio just before his passing. The record features Shannon's regular touring band called Hot Sauce which features Jake Fussell, Eric Deaton and Wallace Lester.
Shannon McNally, along with New Orleans musical legend Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack have made a new LP to try and shine a spotlight on Bobby Charles’ body of work. Small Town Talk is an album of songs by the great but under­appreciated American songwriter Bobby Charles, which features guest performances by Derek Trucks, Will Sexton, Luther Dickinson, and Vince Gill. Charles’ story is an extraordinary one. Small Town Talk is a labor of love that was recorded with Charles’ approval and input before his death, offering a posthumous tribute to this wonderful artist’s career. McNally and Dr. John consulted with Charles before choosing a group of songs that give us a broad overview of Charles’ work. McNally’s dark, probing vocals explore by turns the passion, deep soul and sparkling wit of this material, while Dr. John frames the structures with sure­handed arrangements augmented by the brilliant Wardell Quezergue and played enthusiastically by Mac’s New Orleans­based band, the Lower 911.

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