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.
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 begins October 13th, 2012 in Joshua Tree California, was born in the immediate post partum of The Wandering tour of May 2012.
“Shannon and I related to the intensity with which we both approach our craft,” LaVere says. “It’s nice to have a friend that is also a peer. Our voices blended as well as our personalities”.
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.
The Chasing The Ghost Tour dates are below:
13 – Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Lake
14 – Santa Monica, CA – McCabes
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