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SLOFolks Presents: Shannon McNally

Saturday April 13th @ 6:30pm - 10:00pm

At home across the Amer­i­can (Amer­i­cana) music spec­trum, the Gram­my nom­i­nee who’s live music career began on the jam band cir­cuit of the 1990’s with bands like Robert Ran­dolph and Derek Trucks, writes as well as she inter­prets the songs of oth­ers, has a top tier musi­cal­i­ty to her craft, a soul stir­ring voice that imme­di­ate­ly grabs one by the heart strings and a troubadour’s wan­der­lust, not to men­tion as it turns out, she is also an excel­lent elec­tric gui­tar player.

Like her anti-hero heros J.J. Cale, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan. Dr. John, and Jim Dick­in­son, McNal­ly knows who she serves. She serves the song. Her qui­et but steady plod­ding through the many lay­ers of the busi­ness of music, hasn’t ever been reward­ed with mas­sive fame and for­tune but in time that slow burn has become the trea­sure in and of itself. 

The part of McNally’s nar­ra­tive that is often missed is that not only has she self-man­aged her­self for near­ly all of her career but that she has also been a stout war­rior-like-artist who often went toe-to-toe with label heads and A&R to defend and fight for her visions. She left the major label world after ten years at Capital/​EMI to fend for her­self on var­i­ous small­er labels and self-release par­a­digms. Per­haps the busi­ness of music is final­ly catch­ing up with her inde­pen­dent spir­it. We shall see.

Indoor show. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30