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“American roots music, sweetly intimate with vast boot-stomping songwriting”
Unlike most fair-weather folk musicians, Annie Lynch is a young veteran of the Americana genre. Her credentials are strong (SXSW, CMJ recognition and she boasts a degree from Berklee), yet eclipsed by her sun-baked fun and commanding voice. In the vein of Lissie, Neko Case and the Be Good Tanyas, My Bonneville features a hybrid of folky introspection, twangy alt-country and hooky pop playfulness resonating with foot-stomping affection.
Lynch says My Bonneville offers a departure from her solo songwriting – here collaborating with guitarist Andrew Michael Buri, which results in more textured and daring ensemble of songs. Straightforward vocals and acoustic guitars live on (“A Light at the End”) but are abutted by piano, strings, horns and electric guitars (“My Bonneville” and “In the Water”). Undeniably, the memorable tracks dabble outside the folk minimalism.
Café singers are hard-pressed for uniqueness, but Lynch takes the classic words-and-guitar tunes and sequences intermittently with busy, band-based frameworks – perpetuating interest, yielding variance, extending the range of Lynch’s beautiful, haunting tone. Her voice easily carries on its own as it does complimenting the Tom Waits Small Change-era rhythm and blues backdrop.
Engineered, Recorded & Mixed at Sounds Like A Fire and Godel String Studios in Brooklyn, NY by Dan Molad
Mastered at Peerless Mastering by Jeff Lipton
Produced by Dan Molad and Annie and the Beekeepers