Who is Shannon McNally?

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Shannon McNally comes to Alaska with Western Ballad, her new album officially releasing March 22, 2011. It’s title track was written by THE Alan Ginsberg. McNally, who co-wrote most of the remaining songs with producer and longtime collaborator Mark Bingham, characterizes the record as “psychedelic Americana”.

“In the beginning I didn’t know where we were going, but I had complete faith in the process,” shares McNally. It became a wayfaring spiritual record, or a spirit-record as she might say — driven by her sultry, mellow voice. And Ginsberg’s title track tied it all together in the end. “It was the missing link,” says McNally. Read more »

McNally will play her music live, for three nights at the Sitzmark, February 18, 29 & 20 from 10 pm to 2 am. Tickets are $10 in advanced or $15 day of show, and available online, by phone (907-754-2275)m at the Sitz or any Alyeska Ticket Office.

What others are saying:

She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet.. She has the melodies and the timing.. she’s irresistible.

– Jon Pareles, The New York Times

A native New Yorker now living in New Orleans, Shannon McNally fittingly makes music that has a rich, rootsy flavor and, at times, an attitude of steely toughness.

–Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer

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