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  • 09.06.19 Oakland's First Fridays - 24th St. Stage
    w/ Momma's Boyz, DJ Baby Brother, Samba Funk

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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Oakland's famed First Friday at the 24th St Stage [08.21.2019]
Hi, compadres!

Join us as we play a set at Oakland's First Friday Festival of art, music and culture Friday, September 6th on the 24th Street Stage (at Telegraph). We'll be sharing the spotlight with other great Oakland musicians. We will be hitting the stage at 6:30 on the dot, and playing a relatively short set, so grab your snacks and meet us there!

This particular First Friday will be celebrating the Korean Culture Fest, and as if that weren't enough, to kick off Oakland Pride Weekend there will be special performances and guests throughout the event, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and drag king sensations Momma's Boyz.

Come on down for music, art, performance, food, the Kid Zone (with a special presentation from the Chabot Space & Science Center) and a celebration of our amazing community. Free and fun for everyone!

See you there, love,


w/Casey Neill and the Norway Rats and Wayfairy - a benefit for DiRT 4/28 in Oakland [04.14.2019]
Hello hello!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be sharing the bill with Casey Neill and the Norway Rats and Wayfairy

on Sunday, April 28th at the Elbo Room, recently relocated to Oakland's Jack London Square (311 Broadway, between 3rd and 4th).

Even better, it's a chance to party for the planet, as it's a benefit for climate justice warriors Diablo Rising Tide (DiRT). Live music for direct action? Heck, yeah!

Doors open at 6, show at 7. See you there!



Monkey House Mayhem with Yard Sale, Sat. March 16th [03.06.2019]
Hello friends of Loretta -

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16th as we join forces with our pals Melanie DeGiovanni, Denise Funari and Jill Olson of the fabulous Yard Sale at Berkeley's infamous Monkey House! If you like harmony, this is a night for you. Loretta and Yard Sale have been playing together since the dawn of time, and we look forward to serenading you with new and old songs (and of course a savory tune or two from our host and monkey-in-chief Ira Marlowe!).

The Monkey House is conveniently located on University Avenue in Berkeley. Visit https://www.themonkeyhouse.org/ for details and to reserve seats (scroll down the calendar page to find us - recommended!) Doors open at 7PM, show starts right at 7:30.

See you there! Love,


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Loretta and Trouble in the Wind at the Starry Plough [12.01.2018]
Hello LorettaFans!

Thanks to all who joined us for the 17th annual Murder Ballads bash a couple of weeks ago. With all that is going on in California, our country and our world, the simple act of getting together face to face (even in disguise;-) and sharing and entertaining each other feels more important than ever.

Big thanks, too, to San Lorenzo library and the wonderful folks we met there! We hope to see you soon.

In the meantime, please do join us for what will undoubtedly be a raucous show Saturday, Dec. 1 at our home-away-from-home, Berkeley's Starry Plough with Southern California's own rock/surf/folk quintet Trouble in the Wind.

We'll be going on first for this one! Doors at 8 - show at 9 - come early for the delicious pub fare. And beer. Mmmmmm ...

See you soon,



The gals of Loretta this Sunday, Sept 9th at the Freight! [09.06.2018]
Hi, fans of Loretta!

You are cordially invited to join Val, Ari and Heather for an evening of George Jones songs at the Freight and Salvage on Sunday, September 9th! It's a fantastic line-up we're happy to be a part of. Val will sing some duets with Maurice Tani and Danny Allen, and one on her own, and then join forces with Ari and Heather for some tunes in sweet three part harmony. Lifting the heavy load will be the East Bay's own honkytonk revisionists Crying Time as the backing band. But wait! As if that wasn't enough, Joe Rut will be crooning some George as well. Yeah!

Loretta will be back in full band format for a gig at the San Lorenzo library Sunday afternoon, September 30th. More on that soon!



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