"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
FRIDAY, MAY 19 Our 21st Anniversary show!
OMG, are we 21?? Why yes, yes we are! Loretta came out singing in Heather's living room in 2002, and we
haven't stopped since.
Join us at the Starry Plough, our original home-away-from-home, as we ditch the fake I.D. with some talented friends joining us onstage: LL founding member
Joe Rut, High Diving Horses, Berge Tomasian, Ira Marlowe, Paul Pot, Maurice Tani, Jill Rogers and
Myles Boisen of Jill Rogers & Crying Time .
The STARRY PLOUGH Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley CA 94705
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
NEW E.P. is OUT! "All The Right Regrets"
We're releasing this six-song EP on FRIDAY May 19th, at our Turning 21 party. Whatever time it takes, Loretta will always strive to end up with 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; package design by Jill Rogers.