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Run For Cover

by Shannon McNally

Windswept American roots music like you remember it; imported from the mountain top where soul music, rock, and country music meet. Produced by McNally (Raymond Weber, Tony Hall, David Easley, Trina Shoemaker). All cover songs.
Genre: Blues: Delta Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Change Is Gonna Come
3:16 album only
2. It's all Over Now Baby Blue
4:58 album only
3. I'd Rather Go Blind
3:59 album only
4. Honest I Do
3:19 album only
5. All My Tears
3:48 album only
6. Bring It on Home
3:54 album only
7. Going Back to Memphis
5:00 album only
8. You Really Got A Hold On Me
4:20 album only
9. Brother Worrier
3:05 album only
10. Lowlands
3:08 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Run For Cover was produced by Shannon McNally with an all-star New Orleans band- Raymond Weber and Tony Hall of Dumpster Funk and Dave Easley. Recorded and Mixed by Grammy Award Winning engineer Trina Shoemaker. It was self released on Shannon's own label while waiting for her very successful 'Geronimo' to be released. For years it was only available at live shows.

The songs chosen for this album of all cover tunes are woven together by theme.


“McNally's sound bears a timelessness that's truly uncommon.. [she] projects tenderness and toughness in ways that are remarkable and unequaled.”
— Jim Caligiuiri, The Austin Chronicle

“Her angelic shiver-sending drawl gives the music its hurt, its hate and, most importantly its heart... McNally gives the gift of believability to all she sings.”
— Mike Bell, The Calgary Sun

“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



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Jeff Hands

Shannon keeps getting better!
This CD is a real gem. I found out about Shannon from her first fulllength CD Jukebox Sparrows. This album of covers confirms that Shannon is just about the cooliest, loveliest, tasteful, wonderful musician out there right now. Her other limited EP with Neal Cassal was a favorite but this CD blew my mind. Her new CD produced by Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Geronimo, is incredible too. Shannon keeps on getting better and I'm so thankful of her arrival onto the music scene. Buy this CD. It feels good.

Marco Corda

A warm voice and great songs
Having heard her frist on a CD with Neal Casal, I was very curious to hear her singing this great bunch of cover songs on "Run For Cover" and it was like a rainbow would appear, musically speaking ! What a warm voice for a great choice of great songs!


Great album
Another great album from Shannon. Really enjoyed listening to it. Strongly recommend it.

David Harrison

Versatile Performer
Very good overall performance with a couple of songs showing some of the same punch as the "Geronimo" CD. The cut that I like best is "Going Back To Memphis" because it
gives the song a little different treament. There's not much new in "Bring It All Home" and "You Really Got A Hold On Me", though both are well done. It is a nice CD especially if you're a fan like I've become.

Chris from Ohio

McNally is a voice to be reckoned with !!
Shannon McNally is not only one of the best songwriters of modern day blues, her talents in writing cross over many lines making it very hard to pin point what genre she truly masters. Her album Run For Cover breaks all bounderies and is a dominate force in todays music scene. Good luck trying to find a weak track here, this disc is loaded top to bottom and is a great showcase of a singing talent whose future looks very bright indeed.

michael t.

Good record!
A very fine record from a very good singer - McNally knows how to sing Dylan, Cooke and other songwriters! Good to know that!

paul geybels

discovery of a great artist
I discovered this through a review in a magazine, and this cd I just bought without hearing a single note of it, this turns out to be an enormous talent, so I just got the other 4 cd's of her within 2 weeks. just wonderful

pieter from Holland

Shannon is lovely and can sing
Having all her three albums in my collection now, i am very gratefull to have access to internet sellers like CD Baby and Glitterhouse, to enable us to listen to this music.
People you have to listen to this record. It is really great, like her other work. Great songs, great lyrics and you know the looks are great too.

Seth Benner

Great voice and excellent song choices
I have recently discovered Shannon and have already turned several people on to her. I saw this CD on her website and just had to get it. Not only do I love Shannon's voice, but she's picked some of my all time favorite songs to cover; Sam Cooke's Change Is Gonna Come & Bring It On Home, Chuck Berry's Back To Memphis, Lowlands by Gillian Welch, and she's right there with Etta James on her rendition of I'd Rather Go Blind. From Motown to Dylan, Shannon McNally's voice can bring tears to your eyes or a smile on your face. It's just a bonus she's easy on the eyes as well.

Alex Rawls

Offbeat Review October 2009
Coldwater documents where Shannon McNally has been since Katrina—namely, settling down in Mississippi, starting a family and finding a stable band. For the occasion, she recut “Bolder Than Paradise” not because the song needs it, but because the version presents it as an ensemble piece, not a showcase for her voice or Dave Easley’s guitar (as it became on North American Ghost Music).On the album, the late Jim Dickinson gave his last performance as her piano player, but he settles into the group sensitive to what the songs require, often intentionally disappearing into the texture of the song.

Not surprisingly, the hill country blues figure prominently here as songs groove on minimal changes, which suits McNally well. The skeletal framework allows her songs to become trances, stories that could come from last week, last year, last decade or last century. They bring to mind early 1970s movies with Rudy Wurlitzer screenplays, where outsiders search for homes and communities they themselves have doubts that they’ll find, and nothing underscores that more than Coldwater’s first line: “Wrong side of the road / how did I get here this time?” The vagabond theme seems appropriate for McNally, whose muse has taken her around the country. It brought her to New Orleans and took her to Mississippi, and documenting this moment is valuable because it’ll likely take her somewhere else before long
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