Shannon McNally ft. guitarist Johnny Duke (of Little Big Town)

Shannon McNally ft. guitarist Johnny Duke (of Little Big Town)

John Francis

May 10 · Wednesday

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$18 Advance / $22 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Shannon McNally
Shannon McNally
"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

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.

From Rodney Crowell:
I first heard of Shannon McNally through John Leventhal, who described her vocal skills as having just the right amount of girlish smoke. At the time I was looking for just the right singer to make a cameo appearance on a song I was recording called "Famous Last Words of a Fool." Trusting John's appraisal---from his description I imagined something of a cross between Joan Jett and Lauren Bacall---I set about tracking the mystery singer down. What I eventually discovered in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi was this dark-eyed beauty who wrote grownup 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.
John Francis
John Francis
John Francis is now wrapping up his third LP entitled ‘Maria, I Would Dance With You but My Hands Are On Fire’. The single, “Miracle” released in Europe, received widespread radio play, poising John Francis for his much anticipated forthcoming LP.
Produced in Nashville by Grammy Award winning producer, and original Wilco / Uncle Tupelo drummer, Ken Coomer. The forthcoming album features JF’s band ‘The Midnight Choir’: Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Ray Lamontagne), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakom), and Ken Coomer.

JF is the recipient of two national songwriting awards from the American Society of Composers, and he has performed upon invitation for the United Nations summit toward eradicating poverty, and he has toured extensively in the US and Europe, to sold-out listening rooms, music clubs, and theatres; has performed with Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainright, Wilco, Suzanne Vega, Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne, Sturgill Simpson, Josh Ritter, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Earle, Indigo Girls, Sinead O’Connor, etc.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com