Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Shannon McNally and band on Saturday October 22, 2011 at the Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville, OH. Shannon McNally got her first guitar and JJ Cale album at the age of 12 and never looked back. Combined with the classic rock she grew up listening to The Allman Brothers, Dr. John and Hendrix it's the musical center of gravity she brought to her 2002 Capitol Records debut "Jukebox Sparrow," gaining notice from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Leno and Letterman. This decidedly rare approach for a woman drew the same accolades for indie-based Geronimo, helmed by Charlie Sexton. Now, on the self-produced Coldwater, McNally leads her Mississippi-based band, Hot Sauce through the juncture where country and soul music meet made all the more powerful by the keys of the late, great Jim Dickinson (his last recording.)
McNally sings her sly, sultry originals with a voice that combines the ache and silver of Emmylou Harris with the delivery of realists like Townes Van Zandt or Gillian Welch, especially on a raw take of Waylon Jennings' "Lonesome Ornery and Mean" underscored by the guitar tones of Eric Eaton, a disciple of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The New York Times says she's "irresistible," and American Songwriter praises Coldwater with, "Willfully loose, swampy country-soul tracks, her sensual, humid singing smack-dab in the middle."
Albert S. George Youth Center/Barnesville Memorial Park
130 Fair St.
Barnesville, OH 43713
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