Amy LaVere & Shannon McNally: Debut EP; Tour Dates


Archer Records is excited to announce the release of Amy LaVere and Shannon McNally's debut EP, Chasing The Ghost -- "Rehearsal Sessions" on October 23. The two women, armed with a satchel of songs, headed to the Music+Arts Studio in Memphis, TN, for rehearsals a few days before getting into the van for a cross-country trek to California to start touring with The Wandering. Instantly, the feeling in the room was electric and fun. Someone had the good sense to press record on the tape machine. Chasing The Ghost- "Rehearsal Sessions" will be available on their national tour that begins tomorrow and via leading digital retailers such as iTunes, Amazon and also directly from the artist and label websites. The complete list of tour dates is below.

Two songs from the EP, "Never Been Sadder" and "If It Were Mine to Keep," are available to hear below.

LaVere and McNally first became aware of each other through their mutual mentor, Memphis producer, Jim Dickinson. They didn't actually connect until Luther Dickinson brought them together to form the band The Wandering in 2012.

"We were both instantly struck by our numerous similarities. It's not your average gal that drinks bourbon neat, walks around with a pocket atlas and a drives a big-white gear van," McNally reflects, "I thought she was charming and awfully funny."

The Chasing The Ghost Tour, which officially began on October 13, 2012 in Joshua Tree California, was born in the immediate post partum of The Wandering tour of May 2012.

Chasing The Ghost- "Rehearsal Sessions" features LaVere on stand up bass and vocals, McNally on acoustic guitar and vocals, Robert Mache on guitar and mandolin and Shawn Zorn on drums.

October Tour Dates

  • 16 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
  • 17 - Marfa, TX - Padres
  • 18 - Austin, TX - Continental Club
  • 19 - Dallas, TX - The Foundry
  • 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Blue Door
  • 21 - Tulsa, OK - Park on Brady
  • 24 - Oxford, MS - Rooster's Blues House
  • 25 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky'z Rock and Roll Chicken Shack
  • 26 - Shawnee, KS - The Fishbowl Bar and Music Hall

  • [Published on: 10/15/12]

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