"Loretta Lynch plays the sort of California country-lover's country that has no past, as if it rolled in on a wave one day and set up shop. Buttery vocal harmonies and wary rhythms convey timeless tales about heartbreak, coming home, and growing old that still manage to sound utterly modern." - Nate Seltenrich, East Bay Express
NEW E.P. is OUT! "All The Right Regrets"
Recorded with Bruce Kaphan in Fremont and at the late great Fantasy Studios in Berkeley; mixed and mastered with
Myles Boisen; cool package design by Jill Rogers.
FRIDAY, MAY 19 Our 21st Anniversary show!
Was a BLAST! Great crowd, amazing LL covers by
Jill Rogers & Crying Time, High Diving Horses, Paul Pot, with extra-psychedelic mayhem from Joe Rut.
Maurice Tani and Berge Tomasian squeezed onstage
for extra fun + sparkle.
Berge Tomasian sitting in on Smoke Rings
Photo credit: Robert Harker
Maurice Tani and Ari reprise their duet on Baby Made 123
Photo credit: Aireene Espiritu
We say we're "Americana Noir":
A little tear in your beer, a little knife
in the back, a twist of rusty barbed wire wrapped around an
Lush three-part harmonies and raucous
surf-tinged guitar burnish Country-Folk-Blues originals and
takes on 80's punk and
We dredge up the dark heart of Americana and gently set it afire.
Loretta Lynch is:
vocals, washboard, accordion
vocals, bass, guitar
vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin
electric and acoustic lead guitars