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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Americana singer, musician, and songwriter Shannon McNally, who is also an impressive interpreter of tunes by other songwriters. With her rich voice and a bold turn, she shifts the perspective of this classic Waylon Jennings song. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Kelly Dearmore on No Depression.
"This Time" by Shannon McNally
2021 | Singer, musician, and songwriter currently based in Nashville
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[Shannon] McNally and her collaborators breathe new life into The Waylon Sessions songs, but there’s more than that to take note of. McNally’s smoky vocals give supercharged classics such as “Black Rose” and “I’ve Always Been Crazy” an intriguing shift in perspective.
Reconstructing these swaggering songs from a woman’s perspective wasn’t necessarily her primary goal, McNally says, but she acknowledges it’s an inescapable element to this undertaking.
“Initially, I didn’t think of this album as a way to make something masculine into something feminine,” she says. “It wasn’t a gender thing for me. As a woman, I get tired of talking about things from a woman’s perspective, rather than simply a human perspective, but that’s my reality. I am a woman in my 40s that is also drawn to Waylon [Jennings]’s legacy.”