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. This coupled with her confident and compelling stage presence and excellent band, guarantee a dynamic and energetic live show.
In March 2011, Lera Lynn released her debut solo album, Have You Met Lera Lynn? on Athens-based indie label, Slow Records. This release launched a good deal of progress for Lynn. In 2011, Lynn was deemed winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at Merlefest with her song, “Bobby, Baby.” Sharing that honor with such alumni as Gillian Welch & Tift Merrit, the contest showed the Americana world that Lynn is indeed an upcoming artist to take seriously and watch closely. “Bobby, Baby” also recently 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 2011 "Best Americana Artist" and"Best Vocalist of the Year" in her beloved hometown of Athens, GA, quite the distinction in a town so saturated with musical talent.
Have You Met Lera Lynn? is available at independent record stores courtesy of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS), as well as through LeraLynn.com, SlowRecords.com, Spotify, Amazon, & iTunes.
Lynn and band will be touring heavily in 2012, with artists such as Joan Osbourne and Sarah Jarosz, as well as recording and preparing for the release of a new LP. For an updated touring schedule, please visit: leralynn.com