Her debut album, “Jukebox Sparrow,” in 2002 captivated me and I’ve been a fan since. I never expected we’d be able to land her for the series. This should be a great show with her band, Hot Sauce.
If you’re interested in attending, email me at email@example.com.
You can listen to samples at: http://www.rhapsody.com/shannon-mcnally
You can see her perform at: http://www.google.com/search?q=shannon+mcnally&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS245&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=5pmqS5CbL6aitgOP7_G3Bw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=10&ved=0CEUQqwQwCQ
She has opened for Ryan Adams, Stevie Nicks, Wilco, John Mellencamp, Dave Alvin, and Willie Nelson (several of us saw her at The NorVa a few years back).
Don’t rely on my word; here’s what the reviewers say:
“McNally’s sound bears a timelessness that’s truly uncommon.. [she] projects tenderness and toughness in ways that are remarkable and unequaled.”
— Jim Caligiuiri, The Austin Chronicle
“Her angelic shiver-sending drawl gives the music its hurt, its hate and, most importantly its heart… McNally gives the gift of believability to all she sings.”
— Mike Bell, The Calgary Sun
“She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet.. She has the melodies and the timing.. she’s irresistible.”
— Jon Pareles, The New York Times”