“14. Lera Lynn: The Avenues Lera Lynn used to put her voice further out front on her recordings, as you’d expect from a torchy roots-pop singer. Somewhere along the way, though, she started playing with other possibilities, other sonic silhouettes, finally arriving at the alluring elusivesness captured on this year’s 11-song set The Avenues. Now her sultry alto is swathed in moony steel guitar and the ever-so-gentle swinging and sighing of a countrified jazz club combo. What she’s done is spin solitary confessions into an immersive, sensual experience, which is no small feat.”
Chicago was fun. Cold but fun. Here's a shot from our live performance on WGN TV yesterday. Heading to Ann Arbor now to play The Ark with Robyn Hitchcock tonight!
We in Chicago. It's bloody cold. Tonight we play Chicago Beat Kitchen where I hear they have a great heating system, fireplaces and space heaters. Come get warm.
Look! After years of painstaking time passed, I ran into @rebookiface in Los Angeles. What are the odds!?
Last night in LA I was lucky to see a once in a lifetime, intimate live performance of the New Basement Tapes "Lost on the River," a collaboration between T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Jim James, Taylor Goldsmith, Rhiannon Giddens and complete with appearances by Haim and Johnny Depp (was his guitar on?). Needless to say, it was an epic show...!
Mighty fine time at Ignition Garage in Goshen IN last night. Great people fighting the good fight!! Can't wait to go back... Tonight we're in Lexington KY at Willie's Locally Known!
So stupid. I can never resist.
Damnit Bloomington IN is cool. We had a very very enjoyable time last night. Wish they could all be that good! Thanks Btown! On the way to Goshen IN now. Playing WGCS at 2 est and Ignition Music Garage tonight 8...
Little live radio action in Bloomington at WFHB 91.3FM. On the air in 5 mins! Playing tonight at The Bishop with @ricklollar.