Shannon Shaw Bring Nashville To Downtown Los Angeles Ms. Shaw's Booming Voice Filled The Los Angeles Theatre for KCRW's Masquerade Ball
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Shannon Shaw has a busy 2018. As Shannon and the Clams, she released their latest album, Onion, in February and had been touring relentlessly with Dan Auerbach (who also produced the album) on his Easy Eye Sound Review throughout the year. But not one to rest on her laurels, she subsequently released a new solo album, Shannon In Nashville, on June 8th.
Shannon In Nashville, in my humble opinion, is a revelation. Where Onion was “rough around the edges rocking”, Shannon In Nashville is lush and sophisticated. Also produced by Dan Auerbach, Shannon In Nashville seeks to match Shannon’s huge voice with an equally large backing band, and the end result is a new musical side of Shannon that reveals her musical dexterity.
Shannon took the stage accompanied by an ensemble of players to recreate the sophisticated sound of Shannon In Nashville. When the trio of background singers were on stage singing in harmony with Shannon, there were up to 9 bandmates playing with Shannon, and that live sound was glorious. A powerful voice like Shannon’s is complimented exquisitely by an equally powerful backing band. I love Shannon and the Clams, but I certainly don’t mind her striking out on her own if she does it in grand fashion like this …”