Classic rock, blues, soul and country music all converge at Miller Plaza when Shannon McNally makes her headlining appearance at the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday. The self-proclaimed “psychedelic Americana” act will be performing on the River City Stage in Miller Plaza at 8 p.m., following the opening act, Ryan Oyer Band, who begins at 7 p.m., and, as always, this Nightfall concert is free and open to the public.
Review for Shannon McNally:
Shannon continues to tour with her band Hot Sauce featuring Eric Deaton on guitar (a disciple of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough), Wallace Lester on drums, Jamison Hollister on pedal steel, mandolin and violin, and Greg Spradlin on bass and background vocals. They have been touring all spring, including an appearance at New Orleans JazzFest.
“All this motion has jarred a lot of inspiration and new songs,” McNally shares. “I’ve done a lot of collaborations (including the Grammy nominated tribute to Dickinson, Onward and Upward). And I plan to begin a new Hot Sauce Record soon, and have begun to lay plans for the release of my work with Dr. John called Small Town Talk – The Song of Bobby Charles.”
Presented and produced by Chattanooga Presents, Nightfall continues to bring an eclectic mix of rock, blues, jazz, world music, funk, bluegrass and folk music to downtown Chattanooga. Nightfall will keep its commitment to the local arts community by featuring Chattanooga musicians for each opening act, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by performances by national and international talent beginning at 8 p.m. This week’s opening act, Ryan Oyer, began frequenting the open mic scene around Chattanooga, where he has gathered a great following. With a little help from his friends he released 2010's "Come Together". Ryan writes heartfelt songs that tug upon your heart strings. Callie Harmon (Land Camera), Gabriel Newell (Gaberiel Newell and the Muddy Soul), and Mike McDade (The Dirty South/Old Man) provide the sonic textures that bring the songs to life. Ryan has been working on the album "Metamorphosis" to be released in July, a sample of that album will be available at Nightfall via EP.
Beer, wine, food and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed.
For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for a complete, interactive website that includes music samples by each headliner and other important information for first-time attendees.