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  • 03.31.18 The Lost Church
    San Francisco, CA
    w/ The Secret Emchee Society

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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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.



Happy 2018! [01.26.2018]
Hello friends!

After a little break, Loretta is climbing back in the saddle for some 2018 shows.

First on the list we'll be playing SF's The Lost Church sharing the stage with the Secret Emchee Society. Woo hoo!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 31st, and stay tuned! More info coming soon!



Back with another show Sep 8 with Crying Time at Parkway Lounge [08.15.2017]
Friends of Loretta -

We're back with another rare show! We are delighted to announce that Crying Time (Honkytonk Revisionists, Nashville Apologists) has invited Loretta Lynch to join forces for their Parkway Lounge series in Oakland on Friday, September 8th.

Come and be serenaded lounge-style starting at 9PM (promptly!) You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll stomp your feet. And best of all, it's free. Free. FREEEEEE!*

See you there!



* Though there will be multiple opportunities to be tipsy ;-)

** You can get your pool game on!

Celebrating our quinceanera at the Monkey House August 4th with Special Ghosts [07.19.2017]
Hello, friends!

So ... Loretta is 15 years old! Some of you may remember our first formal gig at the Hotel Utah way back in the day. Now - we're all grown up, and ready to celebrate our quinceañera! Damas and chambelanes come on out! We are as happy as a dog with five tails be playing Friday, August 4th at Ira Marlowe's Monkey House (1638 University Ave in Berkeley – right next to the pole dancing school ;-) and even luckier to be sharing the bill with the delightful Special Ghosts! This acoustic ensemble of paranormal investigators (Andy Cowitt, Suki O’Kane, Isabel Samaras, and Michael Wertz) made their debut three years ago as a trio in rustic Port Costa, wowing the crowd at the certainly not haunted Burlington Hotel with their ukulele-and-vocal renditions of mostly unpopular 60's, 70’s, and 80’s classics composed by mostly dead people. This year, they welcomed Suki and her toy drums into the combo, enabling the Ghosts to reach new heights of ramshackle joy with their curated covers and catchy originals.This is an early show, doors at 7PM, show at 7:30 sharp. Come early for a seat!

The Monkey House is an amazing, intimate theater, and you are welcome to bring your own beverages of choice to sip as we serenade you, whether it's fine wine or beer, single malt or sauerkraut juice. Feel free to share! It's always a friendly crowd.

Reserve seats. You won't regret it!

See you there,



At the Monkey House with Special Ghosts [06.06.2017]
Hello friends -

Just a quick note to let you know that we'll be at the infamous Monkey House (voted Best of Oakland/East Bay 2017 Underground Venue!) Friday, August 4th with our good and ultra talented friends Special Ghosts! Mark your calendars now!



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