Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Blend of folk, country, rock, and blues
Most recent release, Black Irish (2017)
Shannon McNally's site
Joan Osborne, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow
Own, co-written, and covers
She gets a lot of Sheryl Crow comparisons, but to me she sounds like Joan Osborne on Relish, which is not a bad thing. Not at all. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Recommended first album:
2002—Capitol Records—CDP 7243 4 93455 2 2
Shannon McNally—vocals, backwards fuzz solo (10), toy piano (11)
Ron Aniello; track 4 produced by Andrew Slater
I don't remember seeing much talk about Shannon yet on ecto, but I highly, highly recommend her disc Jukebox Sparrows.
2005—Back Porch Records—72434-77269-2-7
Shannon McNally—vocals, acoustic guitar
Raymond Weber—drums, percussion
Shannon's sophomore album delivers on the promise of her debut. The sound is more polished (though not overly so) and more solidly rock and country-rock, but still mixes a wide range of styles and influences. (JoAnn Whetsell)
North American Ghost Music
2006—Back Porch Records—09463-39026-2-6
Shannon McNally—vocals, guitar
Dave Easley—guitar, backing vocals
This is a great collection of live recordings, including 2 covers. Shannon's voice is even more raw live than on record, but the tunes are somewhat more laidback than their studio versions which makes for an interesting mix. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Shannon McNally recorded the song "As Long As I Live" for the 2003 compilation album Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen. A live version of "Now That I Know" appears on Radio Woodstock (2005). Collaborative albums include Ran on Pure Lightning with Neal Casal (2003) and The Southside Sessions with Charlie Sexton (2006).
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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