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25

Jul

Shelby Lynne Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Video of Shelby’s KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic performance:

03

Jun

SL To Perform On KCRW’s “Country in the City”

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: SL will headline a night of “Country in the City” shows brought to us by KCRW at The Annenberg Space for Photography, from the The Annenberg Foundation – FREE, on Saturday July 26th. This is an all ages show, at an incredible outdoor venue in Century City. Go to KCRW.com/country to RSVP NOW and to get more information.

13

May

Shelby Lynne Missing Guitars Found!

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Dear Friends,
It pleases us (understatement) to announce that SL’s missing guitars have been found! They were not stolen, our collective good thoughts worked. Here is a statement from her tour manager on that tour:

“Good Morning Everybody,
I just spoke with the gentleman who found Shelby’s missing shipment. He works as a station manager for a Trucking Company that recently bought another trucking company. As he was inspecting a recently acquired trucking warehouse in Sterling, VA (about 25-30 miles west of Wash DC) he discovered an unmarked pallet shoved in a corner of the building. It was Shelby’s pallet still shrink wrapped, untouched, and without identification! No wonder nobody could find it. The shipment seems to be complete: three guitars, one ukulele, etc. Apparently, the original shipment was fumbled at this transfer station and never discovered. He’s a very nice gentleman and was happy for us that your missing property was finally found.”

Here is the proof! Thank you everyone!!

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09

Dec

New York Times Review + An Exclusive First Listen on Grammy.com For "Thanks"

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THANKS

Southern gospel proves a durable framework for Shelby Lynne on “Thanks,” an EP due out Tuesday on her Everso label. Produced with Ben Peeler, who plays lap steel and acoustic guitars, among other things, it’s a five-song collection of rusticated devotionals, ideally suited to Ms. Lynne’s honeyed but husky alto. (Her backup singer is Maxine Waters, a figure of broad experience in gospel and pop.) The title track, a pure expression of gratitude, could be addressed to a person or (more likely) a personal savior. “Walkin’ ” or “This Road I’m On” leave no such room for ambiguity. And “Call Me Up,” which might sound at first like a relationship song, turns out to be about the rapture, or something just as urgent and spirited.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/arts/music/new-albums-neil-young-thelonious-monk-and-shelby-lynne.html?_r=0

GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: Shelby Lynne
GRAMMY winner debuts “Forevermore” from her forthcoming EP, Thanks

Listen to Forevermore on Grammy.com: HERE

GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne is set to release her new EP, Thanks, on Dec. 10. Ahead of the EP’s release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the upbeat track “Forevermore.”

Before garnering Best New Artist honors at the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2001, Alabama native Shelby Lynne released a string of stirring country albums, including her debut album Sunrise (1989), Tough All Over (1990) and Soft Talk (1991). Following the release of 2000’s I Am Shelby Lynne, which cracked the Billboard 200, Lynne released a pair of self-produced albums in 2003 and 2005 — Identity Crisis and Suit Yourself, respectively — and portrayed Johnny Cash’s mother Carrie in the 2005 biopic Walk The Line. In 2010 she launched indie label Everso Records and released four albums on the label, including 2011’s Revelation Road, which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart.

Co-produced by Lynne, Thanks features five original gospel songs, including “Forevermore” and “Call Me Up.”

“As a musician, these songs are a way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us … all in the name of love and sharing,” said Lynne.

30

Oct

“Call Me Up,” Indie Artist Shelby Lynne's New Video, Premieres Exclusively On Huffingtonpost.com Today

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“CALL ME UP,” INDIE ARTIST SHELBY LYNNE’S
NEW VIDEO, PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON HUFFINGTONPOST.COM TODAY

New Song Is From Her Forthcoming EP, Thanks

Digital And Physical Release Of Thanks EP Now Set For December 10
On The GRAMMY® Winner’s Own EVERSO Records

Shelby Lynne’s new video, “Call Me Up,” premieres today on HuffingtonPost.com. Director Jason Harter captures the song being performed live during the sessions for Lynne’s forthcoming EP, entitled Thanks. Shelby brings the legendary Maxine Waters, a longtime friend, and her new pal, Stella – a 1920’s acoustic guitar she recently picked up in Tucson – to the EVERSO studio, where producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Peeler has rounded up Michael Jerome and Ed Maxwell to play on the EP. As the video shows, the chemistry was instantaneous and the quintet quickly nailed the track.

EVERSO Records, the independent label Lynne founded in 2010, has moved the digital release of Thanks from November to December 10, which is also the physical release date. The EP features five brand new songs written and produced by the iconic artist, who won a GRAMMY award following the release of her breakthrough album, I Am Shelby Lynne, in 2000.

“As a musician, these songs are a way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us…all in the name of love and sharing,” says Shelby.

Thanks follows 2011’s Revelation Road, which Blurt hailed as “the finest work she’s done at least since 2000’s game-changing I Am Shelby Lynne.” The New Yorker called it “deeply personal,” USA Today praised Lynne’s “earthy, elegant vocals” and MOJO, Uncut and AmericanSongwriter.com each awarded it four stars. As label chief of EVERSO Records, Lynne raised the bar for deluxe editions when she included two additional full-length works in 2012’s deluxe edition of Revelation Road: Live At McCabe’s, which marked her first-ever live album, plus the DVD Live in London. She launched EVERSO with a pair of 2010 releases – Tears, Lies And Alibis, a Top 10 hit at Americana radio, and Merry Christmas, which Parade Magazine called “an instant classic.”

01

Oct

Indie Artist Shelby Lynne Says “THANKS”

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Thanks EP, Due Out November 19, Is The Latest Release On

The GRAMMY® Winner’s Own EVERSO Records

 

Shelby Lynne will release Thanks, a five-song EP, on November 19. The collection is her latest release on EVERSO Records, the independent label she founded in 2010. Thanks features five brand new songs written and produced by the iconic artist, who won a GRAMMY® award following the release of her breakthrough album, I Am Shelby Lynne, in 2000. See below for track listing.

“As a musician, these songs are a way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us…all in the name of love and sharing,” says Shelby.

“Southern blues music and gospel music go together…church raising optional,” adds Lynne. “Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and James Brown came straight out of the Georgia churches…and went straight onto the charts singing the blues that came from gospel revivals across the south. Maybe it’s in the water, but I feel a certain freedom when I sing spirituals. I have no certain church or religion that I have taken to. My personal relationship with my creator is personal and a personal relationship it shall remain…”

Lynne recorded Thanks at EVERSO Studio in Palm Desert, CA with co-producer Ben Peeler, who also played lap steel and guitars and contributed background vocals. In addition, the EP features the legendary Maxine Waters on piano and vocals, Michael Jerome on drums/percussion and Ed Maxwell on upright and electric bass, Wurlitzer, Moog and background vocals.

Thanks follows 2011’s Revelation Road, which Blurt hailed as “the finest work she’s done at least since 2000’s game-changing I Am Shelby Lynne.” The New Yorker called it “deeply personal,” USA Today praised Lynne’s “earthy, elegant vocals” and MOJO, Uncut and AmericanSongwriter.com each awarded it four stars. As label chief of EVERSO Records, Lynne raised the bar for deluxe editions when she included two additional full-length works in 2012’s deluxe edition of Revelation Road:  Live At McCabe’s, which marked her first-ever live album, plus the DVD Live in London. She launched EVERSO with a pair of 2010 releases – Tears, Lies And Alibis, a Top 10 hit at Americana radio, and Merry Christmas, which Parade Magazine called “an instant classic.”

Thanks – Track Listing

  1. Call Me Up
  2. Forevermore
  3. Walkin’
  4. This Road I’m On
  5. Thanks

20

Sep

“Hey y'all- talk to me” Shelby Lynne Twitter & Facebook Chat 9.18.2013

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Transcript of the SL chat last Wednesday at 9pm pst

Facebook

Susan Gregersen: Would you ever consider doing Dolly covers in SL interpretation like you did Dusty? Or would we need to wait to loose DP first? xo

Shelby Lynne: I love Dolly. We will never lose Dolly. I don’t have any other cover records in mind right now.

Barbara-Larry Lahr: What brings you the most happiness and peace?

Shelby Lynne: Knowing that every day I am closer to achieving just that…

Chris Weir: Some if your older albums are hard to find, any plans for re-releasing them?

Shelby Lynne: many labels, many distributors… I Am will be coming out again 2015- good luck- thanks for asking.

Shelby LynnelhvKeith Bates: Interesting picture. Where was this taken? And what guitar is that? Looks like your headed to a place to catch your muse. Or shall I ask, How does your muse find you?

Shelby Lynne:  Beach shot in California one morning…the muse is always around waiting on an invite.

Sue Martin: Question: What is one of your favorite memories as a kid?

Shelby Lynne: Sue- All of them.

Terri Grant: Hey Shelby a question: When you go on tour to promote a cd (except Revelation Road) how do you pick your band members? Are they usually on the recording, do you think of someone when you’re writing or “putting” together the song/album, do they call you, do you have a list of musicians you’d love to play with or admire, do they have to fit in the budget, or are they just cats you like to hang with? p.s. have fun on the road!

Shelby Lynne: I choose them all different ways…always lucky to get them.

Twitter

@Star_radiance: Shelby. Which musician or band would you like to collaborate next? Love your music!

  Shelby Lynne:  Whichever musician I meet next… I’m ready to make music anywhere at any time.

@Linda2069: could you put my short sister upfront at the birch mere. She’s coming from SF. Only 5 2.

 Shelby Lynne:  Linda, the best seats are in the back. Short people like us have confidence enough to sit in shitty seats if we have to :)

@mm_c What can we expect in the shows with Alejandro Escovedo?

Shelby Lynne:  Your guess is as good as mine. 2 hours of cool stories.

@MyMillertime :  How’s your book coming along?

 Shelby Lynne:  there is always a book in the works.

@MyMillertime :  Are you always so serious?

Shelby Lynne:  I’m serious when I have to be, but right now I’m laughing my ass off.

@sierraswan :  Will you write a song with me:)) I would be so honored! I adore you!! XOXO

Shelby Lynne: @sierraswan Anytime! You have my number…

@Lance99762: Wish you were going to be at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Maybe one year?

 Shelby Lynne: Maybe any year! I would love to play at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

@Linda2069: have you ever considered singing with Bonnie Raitt

 Shelby Lynne: I’ve considered it many times. In fact, I sing with Bonnie ever so often…when I play her records in my house!

@ggartman : still have the FAO Schwartz teddy bear you gave me at age 5-Favorite songs to sing/hear #TellMeImCrazy #SomeOfThatTrueLove

Shelby Lynne ?: I love you, so good to hear from you.

@sayhey2hazel : who are you listening to these days?

Shelby Lynne: last I was listening to was Sam Cooke… I like listening to this Sirius xm station called Chill.

@ParrotEarth: I’m a giant fan! Originally fell in love with #Temptation then slow me down

 Shelby Lynne : Temptation! Love that album- swing is a passion of mine.

12

Sep

I Don’t Need a Reason to Cry: An Interview with Shelby Lynne (Popmatters.com)

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I Don’t Need a Reason to Cry: An Interview with Shelby Lynne
By Dennis Shin

In a time when musicians continue to struggle to find their footing in an uncertain market environment, few artists have managed to succeed in pursuing the independent path of Shelby Lynne.

In an industry often rooted in convention, Shelby Lynne is a true artist’s artist, demonstrating eclectic interests reflected in work spanning a wide range of styles, including traditional country, R&B, Western swing, blues, soul, pop, jazz and alt-country. She made her debut in Nashville in 1987 to much promise, recording a debut single with legend George Jones and receiving acclaim as one of the industry’s top emerging artists, winning the Country Music Association’s Horizon award for best new artist in 1991. After three albums, she left her original label Epic, and took a detour in 1993 with Temptation, an adventurous album of big band Western swing influenced by Bob Wills, followed in 1995 by Restless, an album that further challenged the boundaries of country, blending R&B, blues, and jazz influences.

And then in 2000, she reemerged with I Am Shelby Lynne, an album that in crossing over into the alt-country/indie rock realms, perhaps shocked the industry in such a manner that she got mistaken for a newbie. Shelby sheepishly accepted the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2001, deadpanning at the awards ceremony that it took only “13 years and six albums to get here.”

Shelby continues to pursue an adventurous path, whether it be recording a critically-acclaimed tribute to Dusty Springfield, appearing on screen as Johnny Cash’s mama in Walk the Line, or starting her own record label, which offers her an opportunity to mentor other emerging artists.

In 2011, Shelby released the most personal record of her career, Revelation Road, which took a bittersweet look at her past, and followed up the album last year with a series of acoustic shows.

The first and most lasting impression from meeting Shelby, as she sat down with PopMatters earlier this year before a show in New York is her pride in the work she puts into each effort, in this instance the additional work that went into developing a special edition of Revelation Road. “You’ve got to give people bang for the buck, that’s important. I always put myself in the buyer’s shoes. As a music fan, I know what I would appreciate getting, so that’s at the forefront of everything I do. First off, making the best possible records I can, the best honest records I can, which are always reflections of where I am in my life. It’s puzzling to me at times, how I do it, in a way that people are comfortable enough that they want to get into it too. I’m always trying to figure that out.”
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