Shannon McNally originally hails from New York, but her love for the music of the American South, especially Louisiana and New Orleans, runs deep. Her most recent release is a tribute to her friend Bobby Charles, and on this Live at KDHX recording of Charles' "I Don't Want to Know," she lets her smokey voice unfurl around the pure country melody.
Despite its carefree nature, making a summer mix can be a harrowing task. Do you opt for of-the-moment pop jams or comfortable nostalgia? These are the questions that kept us cassette-dubbing youth up at night in summers past.
Shannon McNally is on a mission to spread the word about New Orleans musician Bobby Charles, the man who wrote such classics as "Walking to New Orleans" and "See you Later, Alligator."
Trying to pigeonhole Shannon McNally’s sound into any one particular music genre is like trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole. The singer-songwriter has touched on an Americana sound that’s altogether country, blues, roots and rock.