Concrete & Ether
In need of a new drinking partner? From smoky bar rooms to shotgun on the open road Loretta Lynch is your band, and she'll serenade you with sorrowful, sweet, saucy and sometimes sadistic songs of love, murder, revenge and...catfish. Striding through the wilderness of new parenthood Loretta Lynch has blazed trails, having played San Francisco's acclaimed Great American Music Hall and Slim's nightclub, live radio performances, a feature at bEASTfest, multiple appearances at England's famed Glastonbury Music Festival, performances on the second stage at the Bay Area's Sleep Train Pavilion and Shoreline Amphitheatre opening for Alabama, and a devoted and steadily growing fan base. The ladies of Lynch have composed, sung and recorded back-up vocals for Luaka Bop artist Jim White and the Bay Area's own Jesse DeNatale. To boot, Loretta Lynch appeared on NPR's 'Marketplace' website ... as one of a list of the "Great Pop Music Artists of Today". Let this city quintet with the country heart break yours into tiny jagged pieces and lift it up again. It's a little bit front porch, a little bit backwoods, it's the art motel on a long stretch of highway...it's Loretta Lynch! Loretta Lynch is: Heather Davison - vocals, percussion, accordion Val Esway - vocals, guitar, bass Ari Fellows-Mannion - vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin Dan Olmsted - electric and acoustic lead guitars Nathan Moy - drums '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.' - East Bay Express 'It's music that makes me want to laugh and cry and dance and think all at once! It's a wily celebration of left coast feminine moxy!' - Jim White '... Grab a copy of Loretta Lynch's new album "Concrete and Ether"... as much vino and tequila as you can carry ... Let the music of Loretta Lynch whirl you into a frenzy, dance around the living room in full view of the neighbours, and exorcise those demons.' - Americana UK 'Of the hundreds of acts that have graced my stages, from Epic Arts Studios to the 'How Berkeley!?' Festival to the Outdoor Cinema, nobody does it sweeter than the gals of Loretta Lynch. Beloved by fans and bartenders alike, these urban cowgirls can lasso me in with their mesmerizing harmonies and catchy songwriting anytime!' - Justin Katz (Program Director, Epic Arts/Producer, PARADOX media) 'Above the fiery moutains and the stormy clouds. Above the noisy sidewalk. Harmony gets kept by three humming birds. Know them as Loretta Lynch' - Jesse DeNatale '... Heart-melting three-part harmonies ... mandolin-plucky bluegrass, soulful murder ballads, and lush singer-songwriter folk.' - SF Weekly 'Loretta Lynch's sweet facade -- gorgeous vocal harmonies, seemingly-pleasant melodies, exceptional musicianship -- masks their richly nuanced dark underside of regret, loss, murder, revenge, and bad drunken decisions made in late-night bars. That they do it with such beauty (and the odd smack of a really barbed sense of humor and a toe-tappin' tune that's difficult to dislodge from one's head) marks them as being in a class with very very few acoustic musicians. And if only more lyricists had their way with language...' - KALX radio 'The three-part cowgirl harmonies of Loretta Lynch conjure up campfires on the prairie & broken-in saddles...soulful & twangy...' - The North Bay Bohemian 'Harmonies that make your head buzz. Charisma enough to win over the attentive and the unruly alike. With a brew that's one part sweet southern comfort and one part feminist badassery, Loretta Lynch is the sexiest band this side of the Mississippi.' - Noe Venable Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.