With a time-stopping voice, born in New York but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally has cut a singular path through the musical landscape - one that includes a Grammy nomination and a place on the stage with a who's who of rock, country and soul: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Levon Helm, Charlie Sexton, Dr. John, Bobby Rush, Luther and Cody Dickinson, Derek Trucks, and most recently, Americana legend Rodney Crowell who took the producer's chair for her upcoming release on Compass Records, a collection of transcendent folk-blues and country-rock songs that are poised to solidify her place as a peerless Americana songwriter and performer. Feel free to check out her media pages below her reviews!
"Only Gram Parsons' term "Cosmic American Music" begins to touch her mercurial, changeling roots aesthetic, . . . McNally is a Zen-like, post-Beat song poet” —Thom Jurek, All Music
“What I eventually discovered in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi was this dark-eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot Jesse Mae Hemphill. From our first meeting I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was the right man for the job of shepherding the next Shannon McNally record into existence. Now that the record is made, I hope music lovers around the world will come to know what I and many others already know: This girl belongs in the Americana Music spotlight.” –Rodney Crowell
Erin Costelo is an artist who mines the truth. With a voice unlike any other in Canada, she has the ability to transport you back in time, to when voices were iconic and songs were well-crafted gifts. She has opened for legends Mavis Staples and Dr. John and performed with Levon Helm's
Midnight Ramble Band. Blissfully soulful, her live shows are full of that charisma that gets people moving around.
Her latest, self-produced album Down Below, the Status Quo is poignant collection of songs for our time; in one moment a desperate whisper and in the next, a defiant scream.
One of those voices...Striking, Powerful and full of depth and range, not unlike Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard or the legendary Mavis Staples
It’s as if her songs are written by your heroes…an ocean of soul and beyond… - Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio