We are thrilled to be celebrating over 20 years together - 21, in fact, making us of legal drinking age in these here parts. We want to celebrate with you all, so SAVE THE DATE Friday, May 19th for a Lynchtacular party at Berkeley’s Starry Plough! What will make this gathering so special, you ask? We’ll be playing, but best of all some of our most talented pals, including High Diving Horses (Laura and Danny Allen), Joe Rut, Ira Marlowe, Yard Sale, Paul Pot and more are getting together to cover our songs! Do stay tuned, as more special guests will be revealed.
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!
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!
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 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.