Announcing New Meetup: Scrapomatic & Shannon McNally - Blues - Folk - Rock - Funk - Jazz

From: David
Sent on: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 12:06 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Live Shows VA / DC / MD Concerts & Clubs!

What: Scrapomatic & Shannon McNally - Blues - Folk - Rock - Funk - Jazz

When: Tuesday, November 16,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Iota Club & Cafe
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

$15 at the Door

I am a big fan of sultry voiced Shannon McNally. On this Tuesday night at Iota Cafe in Arlington, she will open and likely share the stage with Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen, the American blues duo that calls themselves Scrapomatic. Mattison is also the lead singer for the Grammy winning Derek Trucks Band.

McNally is no stranger to the Virginia - DC area having played multiple times at Jammin Java and the 9:30 Club. I missed her JJ show this summer because of a schedule conflict, but this one should be a treat. Photo is by me from Jammin Java. Just a few days listening to and I am already hooked on this band. Great voice on Mattison. I hope he and Shannon sing together.

Iota Club and Cafe is a great small venue with a sit down cafe on one side and standing room only club on the other. If you want dinner in the cafe you want to get there by 7 pm.

Bios from wikipedia below:

The duo Scrapomatic was founded in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, by Paul Olsen and Mike Mattison, who were raised and schooled there. Both musicians were taught separately but came to embrace an Americana-flavored roots-based approach to music. Both had formal musical training and found common ground in jazz and funk rhythms. They gained recognition when the duo were nominated for Best R&B Group and Best Male Vocalist by the Minnesota Music Awards.[2] After a move to Brooklyn, they have performed throughout New York City, and played Carnegie Hall.

Olsen is now primarily active as an ASCAP award-winning songwriter, producer and musical director. Mattison is involved in several projects that have sprung from his association with Derek Trucks, including his bands.

Shannon McNally was born in Hempstead, on Long Island. While studying anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College, McNally began singing and playing guitar in clubs. After graduating and honing her skills on the streets of Paris as a busker, McNally secured a deal with Capitol Records in 1997. McNally was intent on making an acoustic record and entered the studio with studio professionals including Jim Keltner, Benmont Tench, and Greg Leisz. The result, Jukebox Sparrows, was not released at the time.

In the interim, McNally opened for Stevie Nicks and Ryan Adams, and was part of the 1999 Girl's Room tour with Tara MacLean, Kendall Payne, and Amy Correia. She also modeled for Urban Decay cosmetics. In 2000, McNally issued the holdover EP Bolder Than Paradise. When Capitol finally issued Jukebox Sparrows in January 2002, it did so into a market that had already embraced such roots-flavored material as Ryan Adams and the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack. McNally embarked on a press tour, and spent the summer of that year supporting John Mellencamp. In late 2002, she released the Ran on Pure Lightning EP, a collaboration with songwriter Neal Casal.

In 2005, McNally returned with the country, blues, and soul influences of Geronimo. The album's June release was accompanied by a summer's worth of live dates. Early 2006 saw the release of McNally's">McNally's third album, North American Ghost Music. Tour dates with Son Volt also coincided its release.

Shannon McNally took off most of 2008 and 2009 after the birth of her first child. She has resumed performing and recording and toured with Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women. And she just completed a new CD called "Coldwater" with her band Hot Sauce. Shannon currently resides near Oxford, Mississippi.

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