Lera Lynn Announces First 2019 Shows, West Coast Tour With Special Guest Thomas Dybdahl
October 30, 2018 - Lera Lynn released her new duets album Plays Well With Others on Single Lock Records earlier this year to critical acclaim, and today she announces her first tour dates of 2019, a run of West Coast shows in January 2019 with special guest Thomas Dybdahl. Lynn will wrap up 2018 with a month of shows in Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Europe.
Plays Well With Others is a unique duets album — one in which nearly every song is completely co-written and co-sung. Peter Bradley Adams, John Paul White, Dylan LeBlanc, Andrew Combs, Rodney Crowell, Shovels & Rope, JD McPherson, and Nicole Atkins all make appearances, working alongside Lera not only to perform these songs, but to create them, too.
Here’s what we’ve been hearing about Lera and Plays Well With Others:
"Lynn has long been a singular voice in roots music. Now, with a few new voices in the mix, hers somehow stands out more than ever."
“Lera Lynn dropped a duets album that is worth obsessing over.”
“[‘Breakdown’ is] brisk, up-tempo and ruthless.”
-New York Times
“Stripping things back for simple country balladry or reveling in unusual combinations of chords for swirling, psychedelic effect. As ever, Lynn’s malleable voice shines.”
“Lera Lynn has redefined the duet.”
"Her gorgeous Emmylou-like voice which wraps itself around the varied tone of her collaborators."
“"Every tune is a keeper, and like the best artists, she leaves you wanting more."
"On Plays Well With Others, Lynn and her collaborators are obviously enjoying themselves immensely. Fortunately for the rest of us, they brought some excellent new songs into the world in the process."
"Much like her previous efforts, Lynn’s fourth studio full-length is mounted with heightened tension and emotionally-charged exchanges. You hear these touchstones of familiarity throughout while still finding Lynn expand and explore new found territory—much of which can be attributed to the all-star cast of rootsy Americana acts she enlists on the darkly intimate and compelling Plays Well With Others."
-Wide Open Country
“It is as yet impossible to prove that Plays Well with Others has defined — or even refined — Lera Lynn's voice in any way. But it is absolute evidence that she can play on pretty much any field with any one, and play very, very well.”
“The album covers a lot of territory, but it’s all lashed together by Lynn’s knack for melding her beautiful vocals with those of a duet partner.”
“She remains the quiet center of gravity throughout the record thanks to her voice.”
“A stunner of a new record.”
-Brightest Young Things
Lera Lynn - Winter 2018/2019 Tour Dates
Nov 22 – Levazim Mahallesi Zorlu Perfoming Arts Center – Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 25 – Aglomerat - Moscow, Russia
Nov 26 – MOD - Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov 27 – Brugge Club – Minsk, Belarus
Nov 29 - Het Zonnehuis - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 30 - Der Aa-Theater - Groningen, Netherlands
Dec 1 – Paard - The Hague Center, Netherlands
Dec 2 – Merleyn - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dec 4 - Blue Shell - Cologne, Germany
Dec 5 – Lidolino - Berlin, Germany
Dec 6 - Unter Deck - Munich, Germany
Dec 7 - Das Bett - Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 10 – Omeara - London, United Kingdom
Dec 11 - The Hen and Chicken - Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec 12 - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, United Kingdom
Dec 13 - Deaf Institute - Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 14 - The Harpur Suite - Bedford, United Kingdom
Dec 16 – Den Norske Opera og Ballett - Oslo, Norway#
Dec 18 - Folk a Rock - Malmo, Sweden
Dec 19 – VoxHall - Aarhus, Denmark#
Dec 20 – VEGA Mussikkens Hus – Store Vega (Main Hall) - København V, Denmark
Dec 21 – Kulturkvarteret - Kristianstad, Sweden
Jan 19 - Freemont Abbey Arts Center - Seattle, WA#
Jan 20 – Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR#
Jan 22 – Sweetwater Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA#
Jan 24 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA#
Jan 25 - The Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA#
# w/ Thomas Dybdahl
For more information on Lera Lynn, please contact Rob Krauser, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361, or Sheri Sands at Sands Foley Entertainment Group, email@example.com or 615.964.7134.