First – we’d like to thank the throngs of you who congratulated Loretta Lynch on being nominated for the esteemed position of US Attorney General. Please do come to our shows and consider them an opportunity to share your opinions about where legal talons will best be attached.* Should we have hopes for a White House gig?
Secondly and most importantly - celebrate with us this Saturday night, November 22nd at the Starry Plough in Berkeley! We have the pleasure of playing with both the fabulous Yard Sale (we haven’t played with them in many an election cycle!) and the talented Heartache Sisters, who will be joined by Heartache brother Maurice Tani. What an evening! Yard Sale will go on at 9PM sharp, followed by Loretta and Heartache Sisters. Rumor has it that the gals of Loretta will be hopping on stage for a Heartache Sisters song ... We are so lucky!
So don your dancing shoes and bring yourself and your appetite for song and sustenance (both liquid and solid – the beer is good and the food tasty at the Plough!) this Saturday. See you there!
Once again we have been laying a little low, but never fear - we’re back with a vengeance (and some of our songs recount this in detail)! Join us Saturday, November 22nd at the Starry Plough for an Autumn Moonlight Fiesta! We are so happy to be playing with two of the Bay Area’s favorite female fronted bands – Heartache Sisters and Yardsale!
As if this weren’t enough, fabulous heartache brother Maurice Tani will be stepping in with Heartache Sisters, and the ladies of Lynch will be stepping in as well. A supergroup Saturday! Yardsale will open, Loretta will be the sandwich filling and Heartache Sisters and Brother Maurice will close the evening out with a bang.
We are pleased as punch to be headed back up to the delightful town of Port Costa on Thursday, Aug. 14th – this time to play at the famed Bull Valley Roadhouse ( http://www.bullvalleyroadhouse.com/ )! We’ll be playing in the historic bar room starting at 7:00 and we’ll offer up a coupla sets ending by 8:45 or so.
If you haven’t been to Port Costa – you are really in for a treat! From a recent review - “Everything in Port Costa is wild, whimsical, or wicked.” It’s a town that time forgot, both sweet and derelict and full of character. The Bull Valley Roadhouse is no exception – check out the Chronicle review here: http://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/diningout/article/Bull-Valley-Roadhouse-Port-Costa-old-time-vibe-4264416.php#photo-4153358
If you are tired afterwards, make a reservation at the Burlington Hotel right next door!
Loretta will be playing both old and new tunes to tap your feet and tipple to. Join us!
We had such a good time at the Monkey House last month, we thought we’d do it again soon! Join us as we play a brunch-time couple of sets at the incomparable Burlington Hotel Sunday, June 29th from 11 AM - 1 PM. The Burlington Hotel ( http://thehotelburlington.com/ ) is a Victorian jewel located in the wee and magical town of Port Costa, CA close to the Benecia bridge in the North bay. Come let us serenade you as you sip freshly ground coffee and sample buttery fresh-baked pound cake and cornbread topped with local honey (just in case you need to provide sweetness to counter some of our bitter songs, tender as they may be. Best of all, it’s a free show!
We want to see your shining Sunday faces - join us in Port Costa!
We are happy to announce that after a lengthy respite Loretta Lynch will be playing out in full band format Saturday, May 31st at the Monkey House (1638 University Ave in Berkeley – right next to the pole dancing school ;-). We’ll be testing out some new material as well as hauling out some familiar tunes. Joining us to swap sets will be Monkey-in-chief Ira Marlowe himself, along with his own band including bassist Peter Gillette and some special guests.
Newsflash - Ira has just signed on to write music for the San Francisco Mime Troupe! Now we'll like 'em even more.
Haven’t been to the Monkey House? It’s truly a delightful, intimate and informal venue created for those who love music unadulterated by the sound of espresso machines and bar noise. Bring your own delicious beverages and snacks and meet new people (or curl up on a couch) while you watch and listen to your favorite local music on professional stage and sound system. Read more about the MH and other "living room stages" here: