PAST RECOMMENDED SHOWS:
07/30/05 @ Stubb'sShannon McNally
A New Yorker transplanted to New Orleans, Shannon McNally has been bathed in critical acclaim like confetti with her new, Charlie Sexton-produced Geronimo
. As with Shelby Lynne and Lucinda Williams, McNally bridges pop, country, and soul with gritty, seductive grooves and deceptively mature lyrics. Her Americana, filtered through a funky Louisiana prism, is one of the year’s most refreshing surprises, and it will be interesting to hear how McNally translates it all to the stage. Local popster the always earnest Brent Palmer opens.
12/29/04 @ Stubb'sTucker Livingston, Brent Palmer
This show offers two different sides of the singer-songwriter coin. Tucker Livingston is the more folk-influenced of the two, offering a sophisticated style and masterful finger-picking that match up well with his honeyed vocals. His songs contain a deceptive lyrical depth that recalls Nick Drake at his moribund finest. Texas native Brent Palmer is more of a pop artist in the Ron Sexsmith vein. His latest EP, produced by Mitch Watkins, finds him in a darker place, but it shows some growth as a songwriter, which should come across as confidence on stage. Austin Hartley-Leonard opens.
10/08/04 @ Stubb's
Kaki King, Brent Palmer
Turning the guitar from a string instrument into percussion, NYC’s King is her own band.