By SAM WATSON
Marketing Contact, Iginition Music Garage
GOSHEN — The November concert series at Ignition Music Garage, voted top ten favorite venue by the Americana music association, continues Nov. 22 with Lera Lynn and special guest Dylan LeBlanc.
Singer-songwriter Lera Lynn, born in Texas, raised in Georgia and now based in Nashville, self-released her sophomore album, “The Avenues” (out now), which continues to receive praise and critical acclaim from many sources. The album was covered by NPR’s popular “All Things Considered,” and appeared in the “Top 50 Albums of the Year” from American Songwriter (ranking #14), Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, and numerous other “Best Albums of the Year” lists.
In 2014, Lynn started working with legendary producer T Bone Burnett writing and recording music for the critically acclaimed HBO series, True Detective. Lynn is also featured as the recurring bar singer in True Detective, performing at “The Black Rose,” the dingy dive bar where characters Ray and Frank often meet to discuss their private business dealings. T Bone describes Lynn’s role saying, “She’s significant in there,” and explains how “The Black Rose” and the scenes therein are “…the beating heart of the show… that bar is where True Detective happens. That’s the psychosphere. Something feels very central about it.”
Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records in partnership with HBO will release True Detective Music From the HBO Series on August 14. Lynn’s first single from the album, “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For” written by Lynn, Rosanne Cash and TBone Burnett, got fans buzzing when it bowed in the teaser video for season two of True Detective. The teaser has now surpassed 35 million views since it’s release. As the show progresses, more original music is released with each episode, often featuring a new Lera Lynn release.
Dylan LeBlanc knows second chances don’t come around often. But, neither do voices like his.
Overwhelmed by the speed at which his gift took him from Applebee’s server to “the new Neil Young” in a matter of months, he walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself.
In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity.
“This record is about me getting honest with myself,” says Dylan. “I had to let the guilt about the past go and find a new truth within myself. This time, I felt like I really had something to say.”
Ignition Music Garage presents Lera Lynn with special guest Dylan LeBlanc Sunday, Nov. 22, as part of the ongoing Ignition Concert Series. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20.
Tickets may be purchased at Ignition Music Garage, by phone at (574) 971-8282, or online at http://ignitionmusic.net/