Loretta Lynch and The Muddy Roses
With dreamy three-part harmonies, raucous surf-tinged guitar and more than a bit of tongue in cheek, the East Bay Area's own alt-country outfit Loretta Lynch's stirring songs reach the shady grove in all of us. A little tear in your beer, a little knife in the back - think "O Brother Where Art Thou" meets the Andrews Sisters' disreputable cousins at a warehouse hoedown. It's Americana Noir. Loretta has blazed trails, having played San Francisco's acclaimed Great American Music Hall and Slim's nightclubs, the historic Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, live radio performances (including twice on NPR's nationally syndicated West Coast Live), multiple appearances at England's famed Glastonbury Music Festival, and performances on the second stages at the Sleep Train Pavilion and Shoreline Amphitheatre opening for Alabama. Loretta Lynch appeared on NPR's 'Marketplace' website ... as one of the "Great Pop Music Artists of Today", and has lassoed a devoted and steadily growing local fan base. Let this city quintet with the country heart break yours into tiny jagged pieces and lift it up again. It's a little bit front stoop, a little bit backwoods, it's the art motel on a long stretch of highway - it's Loretta Lynch!
Opening the night is the Muddy Roses. From classic country to gritty folk and electric blues, The Muddy Roses feature a stylish repertoire of Americana heirlooms and originals with soaring three-part harmonies, tight instrumentation and sassy humor. Fronted by a trio of powerful female vocalists that can turn a phrase and capture a tune in perfect harmony, this Bay Area-based band is a foot-stompin' firecracker of a good time. Their performance is firmly planted on the shoulders of American female singers and songwriters of the early to mid-20th century - gals who had something frank to say about their feelings and did so with a wink and a smile. From tough blues matriarchs like Memphis Minnie and Ethel Waters, to Grand Ole Opry favorites like the Carter Sisters and Kitty Wells, to darlings of the Nashville sound like Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, these women expressed their frustrations, woes and triumphs through song. Members of The Muddy Roses have shared the stage with Link Wray, Eddie Money, various members of Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Steve Miller Band, The Beau Brummels, The Drifters, Johnny Rivers and The Mamas and the Papas, among others.
Studio 55 Marin (View)
1455-A East Francisco Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
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