Oh, I've been waiting for this one! Hot off the presses - Shelby Lynne's title track from her forthcoming album Revelation Road.
I missed her sold-out show at the Great American Music Hall last year. Thankfully, that's not the case this time. I'll be anxiously awaiting her performance at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco on October 18th and delving deeper into her old albums just to get ready!
Largely under the radar, it took Shelby 12 years and 6 albums to finally garner a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2000 for I Am Shelby Lynne.
She's on a steady climb and on the radar now - certainly on mine. This review sums up her style perfectly.
"Shelby Lynne affirms her position as a visionary, iconoclastic artist who deftly weaves country, soul, rock, blues, pop and folk influences to forge her own unique style."
I am passionate, equally so, about her past 3 albums - I Am Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies & Alibis - Just A Little Lovin' - an homage to Dusty Springfield. Heck, I even like her Christmas album.
Here are some of my fav picks from each album respectively. But don't stop with just 3 songs. Find a comfy seat, cue up all 3 albums and hit the shuffle button - I promise you will be hard-pressed to choose just 3.
The new single will be available on iTunes tomorrow, the entire album is due out October 18th and here's her tour schedule:
Shelby Lynne – Fall 2011 North American Tour
9/30 Carrboro, NC The Arts Center
10/12 San Diego, CA Anthology
10/14 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop
10/15 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop
10/17 Napa, CA Napa Valley Opera House
10/18 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Music Hall
10/20 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
10/21 Vancouver, BC The Rio Theatre
10/22 Seattle, WA The Triple Door
10/25 Denver, CO Soiled Dove
10/27 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz Club
10/28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
10/30 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
10/31 Toronto, ON Hugh’s Room
11/2 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
11/3 Somerville, MA Johnny D’s
11/5 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
11/6 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
11/7 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
11/8 Alexandria, VA Birchmere