Texas-born, Georgia-bred, and Nashville-based Lera Lynn’s music isn’t easy to categorize, and that’s what we like about her.
Her newly released album, The Avenues, is strewn with folk beats, a bit of an old-school country twang, and Lynn’s hauntingly beautiful voice. American Songwriter has described her music as “dark and dreamy, like some open-ended expanse of country land just before sunrise.” Her music definitely has that sort of solo road trip vibe to it – the kind that makes you reflect and dream of the future.
Impetus for the recording of The Avenues developed during Lynn’s 2012 U.S. tour. During that trek, she supported such notable performers as the Punch Brothers, Joan Osborne, Todd Snider, the Wood Brothers, and k.d. lang, whose group included producer and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Grange. Meeting Josh fueled an immediate creative chemistry that ultimately led to recording all 11 songs on The Avenues at Grange’s Los Angeles studio. The album features a noteworthy group of players, including, guitarist Ben Lewis, bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Fiona Apple, Soul Coughing), keyboardist Jebin Bruni (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Meshell Ndegeocello), and drummer Quinn (Tracy Chapman, eastmountainsouth). Grange also provided his distinctive touch on guitar, pedal steel, and other instruments.
The young singer has received much critical acclaim and will definitely be a performer to keep an eye on:
“The Nashvillian via Georgia has a voice that can sing anything and make it sound important, but thankfully her songs carry the weight of life experience with all its joys and disappointments.” – Country Weekly
“Lynn sang with a beautiful amber tone that flowed out into the air with a soothing grace. Her pristine vocals held intriguing secrets that captivated the crowd, making them forget everything except for this moment that she had brought them into.” – Allen Foster, AXS
“Lynn is a formidable musical force to look out for.” – WXPN
Be sure to catch her show this Wednesday, Oct. 1st at Vinyl!
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Doors open at 7:30pm.