NEWS: Lera Lynn Announces UK Shows

LERA LYNN is a gifted singer songwriter from the town of Athens, Georgia, USA, and makes her UK concert debut by way of a series of prestigious shows in July, 2012. She will be promoting her debut album, Have You Met Lera Lynn, available now on North London indie label, Floating World.

When Lera Lynn takes the stage, there is an undeniable feeling that she is something different – something special. Her sultry voice has a way of wrapping  around melodies, enveloping the listener in her lyrics, rife with a plainspoken yet cutthroat honesty. When combined with her chordings, which are distinct, original and timeless in their own right, what is revealed is a songwriting craftsman already well on her way to establishing a niche that is very much her own.

In May, 2012, Lera Lynn released her debut solo album, Have You Met Lera Lynn?, to international acclaim. Hand picked from Lynn’s collection of songs written over the previous decade, the album elucidates a painstaking inventory of past experiences, as well as artistic challenges in her present pursuits, and her hopes for the future.

The opening track, “Whiskey,” is in fact one of Lynn’s oldest songs, a portrayal of a young girl trying to cope in an environment of addiction and denial. Fast forward to the present in “Good Hearted Man” and find that girl fully grown and brazenly facing an increasingly hostile world.

Lynn won the 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at Merlefest for her song, “Bobby, Baby,” sharing the honor with such alumni as Gillian Welch & Tift Merrit. “Bobby, Baby” also won an award for Best Alt. Country Song in the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop poll, which is determined not by judges but by online fan voting. Just as important to her, Lynn walked away with “Best Americana Artist” at her hometown of Athens, Georgia’s 2011 Flagpole Music Awards, quite the distinction in a town so saturated with musical talent.

LERA LYNN makes her UK concert debut in July, 2012 at the following venues and dates. She’s available for interview and radio sessions in support of the dates and her sparkling debut album, Have You Met Lera Lynn, available now on Floating World Records.

Fri 20th Huntingdon The Secret Garden Party
Sat 21st Gateshead The Sage Summer Tyne Americana Festival
Sun 22nd Gateshead The Sage Summer Tyne Americana Festival
Mon 23rd Manchester Deaf Institute
Tues 24th Birmingham Temple Room
Wed 25th London The Bush Hall, Shepherd ’ s Bush
Fri 27th Perth Southern Fried Festival Johnny Cash Tribute ( 3 Songs )
Sat 28th Perth Southern Fried Festival
Sun 29th Cambridge Cambridge Folk Festival


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