Shannon McNally follows up her aesthetic and critical breakthrough, Geronimo, with a live record on Backporch. First off, the title is interesting in how it relates to the set itself. Basically, she’s reliving her own ghosts with five tunes from the aforementioned recording and two from her major-label debut, Jukebox Sparrows. In fact, she opens with a raw, completely supercharged reading of “Bolder Than Paradise,” singing it with a rasp and burning guitars, pulling it out of the past and putting it in front of a crowd as something that has been shape-shifted out from under the production team’s hands. This is the way the song should have always sounded. It’s immediate, lean, wild, and barely contained inside her throat as she all but spits out the lyrics as the band rides high behind her.
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