Shannon in Nashville, she returns to town with her main band, Shannon & the Clams. While Shaw’s solo record was a country-rock variation interspersed with girl-group harmonies and torch-ballad intimacy, her work with Clams guitarist Cody Blanchard on such albums as 2018’s Onion (produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach) is still retro but more overtly rocking. “Love Strike,” “If You Could Know” and the poignant heartbreaker “The Boy” evoke 1950s pop-rock, while the organ-driven “Strange Wind” has more of a ’60s garage-rock feel. Throughout it all, Shaw belts it out with genuine passion and charisma.
Following Shannon Shaw’s headlining appearance in August at the Echo Park Rising festival, in which the Bay Area singer-bassist explored the Dusty Springfield–style grandeur of the country-pop songs from her debut solo album,