Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally

Kari Smith

Fri · May 26, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Shannon McNally
Shannon McNally
A prolific artist and troubadour, Shannon McNally, originally from New York now lives in Oxford, Mississippi having relocated from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Focused on American roots music, she has worked with visionaries such as Rodney Crowell, Jim Dickinson and Dr. John. A critics' darling, McNally's last few years have cemented her reputation as a singer, performer, songwriter and new music industry survivor. Her velvety and highly expressive voice wraps around pretty much anything she sings like a country-soul moonlit braid.

The last of her ten recording projects/albums, "Small Town Talk", was a collaborative tribute to the late Bobby Charles, conceived and created together with Dr. John and his Lower 911 Band at Dockside Studios, in Maurice, Louisiana. The record was nominated for Offbeat Magazine's Album of the year 2014 and features a duet with Vince Gill and a guest appearance by Derek Trucks.
2014 found Shannon on the road with Rodney Crowell in support of his 'Tar Paper Sky' album on which she sang a duet on the song 'Famous Last Words'.
Most recently McNally performed with John Doe and Bruce Springsteen for the Music Cares Person of the Year dinner honoring Bob Dylan and was a featured performer at the Kennedy Center Tribute to American Songster Huddie Leadbelly. She was also featured in comedienne Tig Nataro's Showtime Network special "Knock, knock it's Tig".
Most currently McNally is representing the state of Mississippi and the Recording Academy as a resident artist performing six nights a week, in the Grammy Experience Room curated by the Grammy Museum aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, The Getaway. McNally will also be part of the opening ceremonies for the Mississippi Grammy Museum opening in November 2015.
Kari Smith
Kari Smith
Nashville-based Kari Smith gathers crowds with her fresh vocal style and contagious smile, whether it’s local fans in a crowded coffee shop, or on stage performing for thousands. Rather than waiting to be discovered, Kari finds her audience in local and regional venues, and fills her time outside of performing with writing, recording, and teaching music. In addition to solo acoustic performances, Kari performs with other bands in a variety of genres as a vocalist, keyboardist, and rhythm guitarist. Through these experiences, she has had the opportunity to share the stage with such national acts as Huey Lewis & the News, Sugar Ray, and Switchfoot. Her powerful rendition of the National Anthem has been heard at Richmond Braves games, concerts including The Doobie Brothers and Hootie & The Blowfish, an Extreme Fighting Championship in Richmond, VA’s Coliseum, and the Toughest Cowboy rodeo in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

"As a vocalist, Kari is mature beyond her years," says producer Matthew Roberts. In 2005, she independently released EP "go with you", including the bluesy, driving rhythm of "I Call It Love," which was featured in independent film "Middle of the Road" (August 2005, Red Cactus Films). Producer John Henneberger says that her writing is “superb and reflects that of a seasoned veteran while maintaining a freshness in approach needed in today's musical landscape." In August 2006, she followed up with an independently released full-length album, self-titled "Kari". She is working on a third record to be released in 2008 by Music Row producer Dennis Money.

Her first TV appearance in October 2007 featured an acoustic performance of her original music on PBS show “The Music Seen”, and her first network appearance on CBS’s “Virginia This Morning” aired in January 2008.

Kari made the move from Richmond, VA to Nashville, TN in 2006 to further her pursuit of performing and writing. She also holds an AA in Liberal Arts. Kari is a member of NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) and ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers.)

Kari has played over 600 shows in 160 venues in 15 states, and maintains an active performance schedule.
Venue Information:
Capital Ale House Music Hall
623 E Main Street
Richmond, VA, 23219