Who is Mac McAnally? Mac is a singer, songwriter, producer, session player, publisher, band member, studio owner, comic, story teller, and obviously a man of tireless energy! Mac has recorded 10 studio albums all on major record labels. He's enjoyed success on the country charts as well as the pop charts. Mac has produced a number of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs and Sawyer Brown. And, his guitar work and harmony vocals can be heard on albums by such luminaries as Hank Williams Jr., Vince Gill, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett and numerous others. Of course, most Mailboat followers also know that Mac is a member of the Coral Reefers! Mac is truly a wonderful storyteller and a great talent. Mailboat is happy to release his new album, "Semi-True Stories."
A.K.A Nobody is McAnally's latest solo album, sung, performed and produced by the much beloved session ace. All but one of its songs were written by McAnally, either on his own or with illustrious co-writers including Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Sonny Landreth, Chris Stapleton, Al Anderson, and others.
Working with an all-star assembly of friends and studio colleagues, McAnally achieves a rare blend of deep soul and polished technique on each track. His expressive range is on full display -- swampy blues on "Place Where You Belong," some exotic Parisian-style swing on "Zanzibar," a saucy Cajun swagger on "Loser Gumbo" with McAnally rocking the piano as Sonny Landreth wails on slide guitar, complex but catchy pop reminiscent of Steely Dan's best on "Someday," straight-ahead, steel-sweetened country with Southern rock seasoning on "Coast of Carolina."
The ironic title notwithstanding, the music of A.K.A. Nobody speaks to everybody. This is music for all who love the marriage of art, craft and passion that Mac McAnally -- and few others -- have achieved.
SAMPLE1. A Little Bit Better2. Last But Not Least3. Mississippi, You're On My Mind4. With A Straight Face5. Don't Remember Leaving6. Zanzibar7. Place Where You Belong8. Proud To Be Alive9. Better Get The Story Straight10. Everything (Ain't Too High a Price)11. Loser Gumbo12. Coast of Carolina13. Someday14. Island Rain15. Working Prayer
Semi-True Stories is the current project from singer/songwriter veteran, Mac McAnally. The album contains ten songs influenced by rock, jazz, country, and gospel featuring Nashville's A session players and members of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. All songs are written or co-written by McAnally and two of which (Semi-True Stories and Last Man Standing) have been previously recorded by Buffett himself. Mac and Jimmy have been friends and co-workers since the 80's so it seems fitting that this release comes out on Buffett owned Mailboat Records.
- Come On If You're Comin
- Far Side Of Heaven
- Hard Way To Go
- Home Again
- Last Man Standing
- Semi-True Story
- Stephon (The Alternative Lifestyle Reindeer)
- The Opposite of Love
- When The Trouble Comes Around