Who is Shannon McNally?


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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