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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.

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Loretta w/Carmaig at the MakeOut Room 7/31, and 8/5 at Sugar Pine Point State Park at Lake Tahoe! [07.20.2022]
Hello hello!

We are so happy to announce that Loretta has two shows coming up. That's right - two!

The first will be playing with the incomparable Carmaig de Forest and DeathGrooveLoveParty at the MakeOut Room (www.makeoutroom.com ) Sunday, July 31st. If you have not heard Carmaig, you are in for a huge treat. And in addition to playing at opening set, much of Loretta Lynch will be joining the band as DeathGrooveLoveParty. It's an early show, with doors at 7, tickets $10, and proof of vaccination will be required as well as masking strongly recommended. Happy to report that the MakeOut Room takes Covid seriously, and in addition to big ol' high ceilings, there are multiple devices to keep the air circulating. It's going to be a great show!

The following Friday 8/5, Loretta will be playing the BIG BLUEgrass Benefit Concert at Sugar Pine Point State Park, outdoors and right on the shore of the unbelievably lovely Lake Tahoe. We are so happy to be part of this concert, which runs from 4PM - 8PM and benefits Sierra State Parks. Keep Tahoe Blue! We'll be playing with Broken Compass, Coburn Station and more ... food and beverage booths will be open and serving. Get your tickets soon, as they do run out!


We look forward to seeing your beautiful faces! It's been too long.



with the mighty Carmaig de Forest and BIG BLUEgrass - shows in July and August! [07.08.2022]
Hello friends!

After a long hiatus, we;re gonna be playing two shows in the upcoming month. That's right, TWO!

First, we have the good fortune to be teaming up with the incomparable Carmaig de Forest at San Francisco's Make Out Room July 31st. We;ll be playing a full set as Loretta, and then picking and hollering to back up Carmaig. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmaig_de_Forest

As if this were not enough, we'll be playing an outdoor concert to benefit Sierra/Lake Tahoe State Parks on Friday, August 5th at Sugar Pine Point State Park! Info can be found here: https://sierrastateparks.org/event/big-bluegrass-benefit-concert/

and here: https://sierrastateparks.networkforgood.com/events/42232-big-bluegrass-benefit-concert

Come help keep Tahoe BLUE, listen to some fine music and camp under the stars in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Woo hoo!



Brand spanking new video! [03.15.2021]
Hello Pals of Loretta -

We are delighted to announce that we have a brand spanking new video to present. We may not be able to get together and rehearse, but we have been zoom zoom zooming and continuing to share our ideas, outrage, successes and plot for the future.

Luckily we have some tunes that we were lucky enough to record at renowned Fantasy Studios right before they closed. We mixed them with the amazing Myles Boisen exactly a year ago, and finally we have exercised different artistic muscles, collaborating with a collage of photos and videos to offer them to you. Hats off to Dan O for gluing it all together. Here you go!

Richmond Town - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu7maECSgeE

We do miss seeing your lovely mugs. Here's to when we can gather again for live shows! In the meantime, stay tuned for more.



Happy 2021, and Ding Dong, 2020! [01.01.2021]
Hello Friends of Loretta -

Happy Holidays to you all, and DING DONG, 2020! And a big old thumb to the nose accompanied by a raspberry to the previous three years, too. We are happy to see you go!

To celebrate, we are asking you to stay tuned in the New Year, as we'll be offering up a little musical fun. Details soon.

In the meantime, here is a little snippet of our last (and only) live show in 2020, January at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco. Thanks to the crowd that was there, and big thanks to Robert Harker for taking the video.

Loretta Lynch - Mama's Broken Heart (Musgraves) - Neck of the Woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3DsVBYoNhg

We miss all your lovely selves. Stay tuned, stay home, wear your masks and listen to local music! And support local venues and small businesses if you can. We will see you as soon as it's possible.



Virtual Murder Ballads and Songs of Misery and Despair to support the Starry Plough! [10.31.2020]
Hello hello!

What a weird year this has been, and on so many fronts. We hope this finds you all healthy and surviving all that we are in the midst of. So much loss, so much chaos - and luckily, so much creativity.

It's Murder Ballads time! One of our sorrows has been the inability to safely gather and play music in person, but through magic (yes, the magic of an app) the gals of Lynch have recorded a tune to be part of the annual (virtual) Murder Ballads bash this Saturday night. We'll be once again in really great company with many of our fantastic Bay Area musician pals joining in for the fun. Huge thanks to the inimitable Paul Pot for working his own magic to make it happen. Here's to supporting the Starry Plough, and for the eventual and magnificent return of live music and togetherness!

In the meantime, mask up, wash your hands, stay home and please, please VOTE!!!

Love, Loretta

From the Plough:

Tune in Halloween night, Saturday Oct 31, for a virtual gathering to benefit the Starry Plough in Berkeley which has been severely impacted by the Covid crisis. For many years when starting out, many of us would not have had any gigs at all were it not for the faithful Starry Plough. Tune in for a collection of Halloween songs about murder, misery, death and despair and consider making a donation to keep them afloat.

The link for the show will be found here on Halloween - this Saturday night:

www.murderballadsbash.com or


Donation link for the Starry Plough: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-starry-plough-stay-open

Virtual Pre-Election, Halloween, Days of the Dead Murder Ballads Bash 2020

(Look for the link at www.murderballadsbash.com on Halloween)

A benefit for the Starry Plough featuring:

Maurice Tani www.mauricetani.com

Penelope Houston www.penelope.net

Loretta Lynch www.lorettalynch.com

Laura Benitez www.LauraBenitezandtheHeartache.com

Joe Rut www.joerut.com

Danny Allen - https://www.dannyallenmusic.com/

Connie Champagne

Three Drink Circus www.facebook.com/ThreeDrinkCircus

Paul Pot www.paulpot.com

Mimi Heft www.facebook.com/fiveleggedmule

Yvette O'Tannenbaum

Jethro Jordan

Hell on Tap (Luther Monday and D.J.G.J. Phetteplace)

Geoff Pond

Melanie Clarin DeGiovanni

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