Shannon McNally | Coldwater

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by Shannon McNally

A very warm and vibey record with a live sound. Roots Americana - classic balladeer and songwriting. 'She put's a hard R&B spin on country, with authority that captures a hint of the outlaw" - NY Daily News
Genre: Country: Outlaw Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. This Ain't My Home
4:35 $1.25
2. Jack B. Nimble
4:01 $1.25
3. Lonesome, Ornery and Mean
5:46 $1.25
4. Lovely
5:51 $1.25
5. Bohemian Wedding Song
5:51 $1.25
6. Freedom To Stay
3:58 $1.25
7. Bolder Than Paradise
5:27 $1.25
8. Positively 4th Street
6:35 $1.25
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Album Notes
'Coldwater' is Shannon McNally's 10th album. She recorded it with her traveling band Hot Sauce -they are based out of Northern Mississippi. It was recorded at the late, great Jim Dickinson's Zebra Ranch Studio in Coldwater, Mississippi. Who knows how she got there. She was born in NY. Anyways this album was recorded in two days, four if you count mixing. It is the follow up to her highly successful 'Geronimo' album, produced by Charlie Sexton. The band includes Jake Fussell, Eric Deaton and Wallace Lester. it's basically true to their live set. Shannon is most often compared to most of the iconic female Americana artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams. She personally counts JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and The Allman Brothers as principle influences as well as the aforementioned women. She borrowed songs from Waylon Jennings and Bob Dylan as well as herself, for this particular record. Please visit '' for more information about Shannon and her music.



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Love it!
Here is another great album from Shannon. I absolutely loved it! I have been listening to it constantly. I strongly recommend buying the entire album all at once--it is more economical that way since you will end up buying song after song once you listen to one of them! Liked this new version of Bolder than Paraise a lot.

Jilleen Moore -- Square Books, Jr.

Coldwater, Shannon McNally's latest, features Hot Sauce, a collaboration of bad-ass blues musicians Eric Deaton, Jake Fussell, Wallace Lester and the legendary and late Jim Dickinson. McNally is a true songwriter whose ballads pay homage to Willie, Dylan, and EmmyLou. McNally's soulful lyrics resound with playful and rollicking splashes of country and blues, served up effortlessly by her melodic yet sultry voice (reminiscent of Carmen McRae).

Alex Rawls

Offbeat Music Magazine
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