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  • 09.01.18 Bosco's Back Porch Hootenany
    Oakland, CA
    w/ Laura Benitez, Vagabondage
  • 09.09.18 Freight and Salvage
    Berkeley, CA
    w/ Loretta Lynch Trio - GEORGE JONES TRIBUTE SHOW
  • 09.30.18 San Lorenzo Library Music Series
    San Lorenzo,

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 in Summer! [07.31.2018]
Howdy, peeps -

Itís been a little while, but Loretta is getting back in the swing with a slew of gigs. Listen up!

First, we are pleased as punch to be playing on the bill - and in the band with - punk - folk ukulele legend Carmaig de Forest at the Make-Out Room in SF Monday, August 13th for an early show. 6PM start! Woo hoo! Carmaig will go on first, then Loretta, and to put icing on the eveningís cake much of Loretta will be joining Carmaigís band DeathGrooveLoveParty for a set, some of which we did with him opening for the Violent Femmes a couple years back. A treat!

Then itís a Back Porch Hootenanny in Oakland, hosted by the great Cindy Emchee Saturday, September 1st with Laura Benitez. How lucky are we? Stay tuned for details about that one!

Sunday, September 30th we will be playing at the San Lorenzo Library as part of their Sunday afternoon series. More info on that in a later missive as well.

In the meantime, please do join us and the inimitable Carmaig the Make-Out Room next Monday the 13th. You can get an earful of raucous and sublime joy early, and still have time to paint the summer town.



20 years of Lansplitter! Saturday, May 12th [05.09.2018]
Hello, compadres!

Loretta is delighted to be playing Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub's (2033 San Pablo Ave) 20th Anniversary party this Saturday, May 12th. Music from 2 - 7 PM. We'll be joining up with the mighty Paul Pot, the always amazing Maurice Tani and (New) Mike Anderson and ... Dirty! Loretta goes on at 5.

We played their 5th, now the 20th! Come support this fantastic pizzeria as they celebrate 20 years of offering tasty pizza pies, delicious brew, fine art and community!



Lanesplitter turns 20! Saturday May 12th, 2:30 - 7PM [05.01.2018]
Howdy, friends!

Join us as we celebrate with the wonderful folks of Lanesplitter in Berkeley (

2033 San Pablo Ave near University) as they turn the corner on 20 years of scrumptious pizza and brew!

We are pleased as punch ... well, more appropriately beer ... to be playing with Paul Pot, Maurice Tani and (The New) Mike Anderson ad Dirty! Come early, stay late. We'll be going on 5ish.

Hooray! See you there,



Live on KXSF (102.5) Friday, 3/30 12PM - 2PM) and at The Lost Church 3/31! [03.27.2018]
Hi, Friends!

Huge thanks to those of you who came out to see the trio with Crying Time at Armando's for the George Jones tribute. What a night! (Extra special thanks to the two of you who capped the evening off in style with your 1963 pop-up camper van for an impromptu after party. Couldn't have been more fitting.)

Just a reminder that we will be playing this upcoming Saturday, March 31st with the wonderful Secret Emchy Society at San Francisco's The Lost Church. If you have not been to this intimate and gorgeous venue, you have been missing out. The door opens at 7:30, and tickets are $10 purchased before the show and $15 the day of. Get your tickets here and now.

As an extra special treat, Loretta will be playing live on Friday, March 30th from 12PM - 2PM on San Francisco Community Radio KXSF (102.5) 's Live at Light Rail show, hosted by the inimitable RadioBob Thawley. Go to: http://kxsf.fm/ and hit the sound-tap player at the web-site. Support this amazing community radio - turn on and tune in!



Back in the saddle! Shows Sat 3/17 and 3/31 [03.07.2018]
Hello LorettaFans!

Yes indeedy - it has been a long time since we've seen your shining faces, but never fear! We are cracking our knuckles and getting ready to jump back into the Bay Area's musical playground. Woo hoo!

First, Ari Val and Heather have the good fortune of playing with a host of fine musicians including Jill Rogers, Myles Boisen, Tim Rowe, Peter Garellick and Tony Marcus of Crying Time as well as Maurice Tani, Val (doing some solos and duets) and Danny Allen in another tribute to the late great George Jones on Saturday, March 17th at Armando's in Martinez. As if this weren't enough talent, we have the honor of playing with legendary pedal steel player Bobby Black, who shared the stage with George Jones himself back in the day.

The fun does not stop there! On Saturday, March 31st we'll be playing with the wonderful Secret Emchy Society at San Francisco's The Lost Church.

Mark your calendars! Looking forward to seeing and serenading you all again.



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