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Shannon McNally

  • B Side Ballroom & Supper Club 1 Clinton Plaza Drive Oneonta, NY, 13820 United States (map)

I first heard of Shannon McNally through John Leventhal, who described her vocal skills as having just the right amount of girlish smoke. At the time I was looking for just the right singer to make a cameo appearance on a song I was recording called “Famous Last Words of a Fool.” Trusting John’s appraisal---from his description I imagined something of a cross between Joan Jett and Lauren Bacall---I set about tracking the mystery singer down. What I eventually discovered in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi was this dark-eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot Jesse Mae Hemphill. From our first meeting I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was the right man for the job of shepherding the next Shannon McNally record into existence. Now that the record is made, I hope music lovers around the world will come to know what I and many others already know: This girl belongs in the Americana Music spotlight. ~ Rodney Crowell

WATCH HERE: http://www.shannonmcnally.com/video/

Earlier Event: September 7
Music at the Mansion - Bill Mayer
Later Event: September 8
Root's 3rd Anniversary Party