Lera Lynn (as heard on HBO's True Detective (Season 2) on the Landing Pad Stage w/Anna Bergendahl
- Ticket Price: $27.00
- Door Time: 7:00 PM
- Show Type: Country
Wall Street Journal:
Lynn is a Nashville based singer-songwriter who is getting her biggest break yet in "True Detective". She has spent the last three years carving out an independent career and releasing several records, including recent album "The Avenues". - Wall Street Journal - Speakeasy by John Jurgensen.
Read the entire article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/06/21/lera-lynn-on-making-music-for-the-true-detective-season-premiere/
Online musical sleuths were able to identify the voice behind the track, called “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For,” as singer-songwriter Lera Lynn. But even hardcore devotees of the show were probably surprised to see Lynn appear on camera in the season premiere as the hollow-eyed bar singer who performs for Ray (Colin Farrell) and Frank (Vince Vaughn). - Entertainment Weekly - by Kevin Sullivan
Lynn scored a big break recently when T Bone Burnett asked her to help compose and record the theme song for Season 2 of True Detective, which premiered last night on HBO. - American Songwriter
Rolling Stone's Top 40 Country Albums of 2014:
33. Lera Lynn: The Avenues "It takes a truly able voice to drop a lead single with barely any words in the chorus, but Lera Lynn — with her dreamlike wordplay, quirky metaphors and fantastically sultry tone — can do just that... And what a voice it is."
American Songwriter Top 50 Albums of 2014:
14. Lera Lynn: The Avenues "... her sultry alto is swathed in moony steel guitar and the ever-so-gentle swinging and sighing of a countrified jazz club combo. What she's done is spin solitary confessions into an immersive, sensual experience, which is no small feat."
NPR's All Things Considered:
"The songs fit together so evocatively that you won't mind spending some time inside Lynn's heartache."
It does not happen often, but it happens, that all of a sudden you hear music that makes you stop in your tracks, that makes you forget what it was you were going to do, forget where you were supposed to go, in short: you forget it all. It is not even conscious, your head is empty and the only thing of importance is this: to LISTEN.
Anna Bergendahl’s album ”Something To Believe In” has exactly that effect. You feel at home, it is singer/songwriter music of a grand tradition, artists like Tracy Chapman, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams come to mind, yet it sounds new and fresh. Like having your favorite food but it tastes like you are eating it for the first time.
– It all started with me going to New York to work with Nathan Larson, member of A Camp and the husband of Nina Persson who sings in both A Camp and The Cardigans. We ended up with a song that’s on the album, says Anna.
That was the beginning of a dream comes true for the then 20 year old Swedish artist – to work in the USA with an American producer and songwriter. She found the best there is: Larry Klein. Or, rather, they found each other. It was like an epiphany.
– He could play a line on the guitar and it almost made my cry. I started to sing above it and one hour later we would have a complete song. Then you know that you’re at home as an artist. When you don’t need to analyze: Is this a catchy chorus? Will this be played on the radio? Maybe we should have trumpets on it, that’s fashionable right now… You know, when you just don’t care about such considerations and go with the gut feeling.
One has just to listen to the title track ”Something To Believe In” to understand what Anna talks about. Beware, if you are not touched by it you are probably dead…Larry Klein rose to fame and prominence by producing several albums for the most influential female artist of the last 50 years: Joni Mitchell. Since then he has produced and/or played bass for artists such as Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson and Herbie Hancock (on his Grammy winning album ”River – The Joni Letters”). But above all he has made a name for himself as the producer of female singer/songwriters of the highest artistic and commercial order: Tracy Chapman, Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux… From this anyone can understand that he does not take on an artist who is unknown – except in Sweden – because he needs a job to pay the rent. Larry Klein does not need to seek jobs, the big time jobs come to him.ment Weekly: