Nancy McCallion, former singer/songwriter of The Mollys, has gone solo with a brand new, self-titled CD. Her new songs are in a traditional country vein with a little Tex-Mex Irish influence, reminscent of McCallion's acclaimed writing for The Mollys.
Never sentimental or obvious, McCallion's songs earned her a loyal international following among critics and fans as she toured the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Italy with The Mollys. Although often compared favorably to Lucinda Williams and other leading female writers, McCallion's sharp takes on life lived small also bring to mind Tom Waits' dark, quirky tales.
McCallion's new CD features top notch players including Austin Fiddler, Darcie Deaville, Stefan George on dobro, Earl Edmonson on harmonica, Steve Grams on bass, Danny Krieger on guitar, Teddy Morgan on guitar, Ralph Gilmore on drums and others.
"Nancy McCallion rivals Lucinda Williams and Iris DeMent as one of the finest American songwriters..." Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post
"(Nancy McCallion's) tough-hearted tales of women struggling to strike a balance between intimacy and independence are as good as any being written today."
Bill Friskics-Warren, The Nashville Scene