Friday, April 18, 2008

Catching Up with Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne is a great artist and I'm proud to call her my friend. Two years of working together at a critical time in both our careers, including a lot of tension, intense effort and including both major successes and failures, created a pretty strong bond.

So when Shelby and her manager Elizabeth Bottrell were in town a few Fridays ago, it was sweet to see a great show at the Society for Ethical Culture, and re-connect. In the fall, we had a big hang at the Hiro with Rita Houston and Laura Fedele from WFUV and Espo from WEA. It's always a sweet reunion, we all dig Shelvis!

As great as Shelby has always been, this performance was one of the best I've seen. The combination of Dusty Springfield songs and her own greatest hits was, and guitarist John Jackson's return to the band was close, if not beyond, the artistic triumph of her 2000 "I Am Shelby Lynne"

Here's a little vid (so little it's audio) of Shelby performing a long, typically sultry, version of "Dreamsome" from I Am Shelby Lynne:

Shelby also recently visited our friend Jody Denberg at KGSR. Click here to listen.

Wail on Shelby, wail on!

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