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Shannon McNally Spreads the Secret of “Small Town Talk”

Shannon McNally’s soulful vocals are such a match for Bobby Charles’ rich songwriting, her new album, Small Town Talk, never feels like a stodgy tribute. Instead it’s a celebration of his wit, his worldview and his way with a melody. [...]

June 17, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Shannon McNally Featured in Louisiana Cultural Vistas

Bobby Charles, who passed away in 2010, was a beloved south Louisiana songwriter and vocalist whose R&B/swamp pop legacy includes hits of his own – most notably “See You Later, Alligator” – as well as “Walking To New Orleans,” made [...]

June 11, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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PopMatters Reviews Shannon McNally’s “Small Town Talk”

There’s never a bad time to celebrate the songs of Bobby Charles, but in this case Shannon McNally recorded Small Town Talk for what would have been Charles’s 75th birthday. McNally spoke with Charles about the project, and got his [...]

June 3, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Live Lunch May 24: Shannon McNally

Before her show at Headliners this Friday, Shannon McNally will be stopping by the WFPK studios for Live Lunch. More information: Official Website | Wikipedia | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | Youtube Tune in at WFPK.org [...]

May 24, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Pittsburgh Tribune Reviews Small Town Talk

‘Small Town Talk’ Shannon McNally (Sacred Sumac) Louisiana musical icon and swamp-pop pioneer Bobby Charles died in 2010, one month before his 72nd birthday. Shannon McNally, an acclaimed singer/songwriter in her own right, is helping to preserve Charles’ legacy with [...]

May 20, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Shannon McNally to Shine Light on Bobby Charles at Club Helsinki

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – While Bobby Charles is hardly a household name, the late songwriter is known by many through songs he wrote including “See You Later Alligator,” “Walking to New Orleans” and “But I Do.” Fans of The Band, with [...]

May 17, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Shannon McNally in Yahoo! Summer Music Guide 2013

Singer Shannon McNally squeezes herself in between a quintet of musicians and together they draw a set from the Dr. John-produced Small Town Talk, which features McNally’s interpretations of a great lost 1972 album and other tunes by late swamp [...]

May 6, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Dr. John, McNally honor Charles’ work

South Louisiana’s Bobby Charles is perhaps best known as the author of iconic early rock ‘n’ roll songs including “See You Later, Alligator” and “Walking to New Orleans,” — hits in the hands of, respectively, Bill Haley and Fats Domino. [...]

May 2, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Shannon McNally in Babysue

Shannon McNally – Small Town Talk: The Songs of Bobby Charles (CD, Sacred Sumac Music, Pop) Upbeat bluesy pop with some twang and funky undercurrents. Small Town Talk pays tribute to the music of Bobby Charles, a man who was [...]

May 1, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally
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Shannon McNally Makes Small (Town) Talk about Bobby Charles

via My Spilt Milk Her new album pays tribute to the Louisiana songwriting great. In 2007, Bobby Charles was scheduled to play Jazz Fest. Anybody who knew the notoriously reclusive songwriting legend was taken aback by the booking because it [...]

April 30, 2013 Blog, Shannon McNally