There is something for every roots-loving, singer-songwriting fan in these dozen tracks. With any luck and the right promotion, it ought to move Shannon McNally to the forefront of
Americana artists, where she clearly belongs.” – American Songwriter
“Black Irish shows McNally’s range as an artist – her ability to be soulful, sultry,
introspective and tough in her songwriting and singing.” – No Depression
“Shannon McNally was performing within the intimate recording studio selections from
BLACK IRISH that were simply gorgeous.” -The Americana Ramble
Fresh off the heels of her “simply gorgeous” AmericanaFest showcase, Shannon McNally makes her way to Europe. Shannon recently released her Rodney Crowell produced album, BLACK IRISH; a turning point in the singer/guitarist’s career and the result of recent years of hardship and finding hope through a musical counterpart.
Shannon’s music has received praise from critics and colleagues alike as Shannon performed with Willie Nelson and The Avett Brothers at the Ray Benson Birthday Bash appeared on Good Day NY and WFUV, gigged regularly with her cohort Charlie Sexton, toured w/ Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Rodriguez and has been praised by American Songwriter, No Depression, Elmore and more. A full list of tour dates can be found below and you can catch a glimps of Shannon’s live show with this performance of “I Went To The Well” recorded live at Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS . The performance features Audley Freed on guitar, Eric Deaton on bass, and Cedric Burnside on drums.
The primary colors of American music are black and white, and BLACK IRISH displays that hybrid in many shades, mixing country, blues, soul, rock, folk balladry and classic pop.
Shannon co-wrote three of the album’s 12 songs – one with producer Crowell, who also penned two more for her; the rest include personal favorites by Stevie Wonder (“I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It”), Robbie Robertson (“It Makes No Difference”), J.J. Cale (“Low Rider”), Muddy Waters (“The Stuff You Got to Watch”), The Staple Singers (“Let’s Go Home”) and more. The result is an album that stands with the best of classic vocal interpreters like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Maria Muldaur.
Oct 11 — Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
Oct 12 — Manchester, UK — Fred’s Ale House
Oct 13 — Glasgow, UK — Stereo
Oct 14 — Dublin, IRE — Seamus Ennis Arts Center
Oct 15 — Nottingham, UK — The Running Horse
Oct 16 — Pensford, UK — Tunnels
Oct 18 — Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK — Live Theater
Oct 19 — London, UK — The Islington
Oct 20 — Aarschot, BEL — Live in De Loods
Oct 21 — Urecht, NETH — Ramlin Roots
Oct 22 — Norderstedt, GER — Music Star
Oct 23 — Malmo, SWE — Folk A Rock
Oct 25 — Borlange, SWE — Broken Dreams
Oct 26 — Trondheim, NOR — Moskus
Oct 28 — Avesta, SWE — Kulturgaraget
Oct 29 — Stockholm, SWE — Scalateatern Kallare