Singer Trudy Lynn Declares “Blues Keep Knockin'” on Her New Connor Ray Music CD, Out July 27 

 

Six-time Blues Music Award nominee Trudy Lynn will release her new CD, Blues Keep Knockin’ from Connor Ray Music on July 27.  Backing Trudy’s vocals on the new disc are musicians Steve Krase – harmonica; David Carter – guitar; Terry Dry – bass; Matt Johnson – drums; Jim Brady – trumpet; and Dan Carpenter – sax; with special guests Bob Lanza and Carolyn Wonderland on guitar. 

Trudy was recently honored with three nominations for the Living Blues Magazine Awards, with voting currently underway at the magazine’s website: www.livingblues.com

“I want to thank all my blues fans new and old, or should I say ‘mature,’ for being with me through my journey with the blues, both near and far,” Trudy says in the album liner notes. “My name is Trudy Lynn and I sing the blues for you, some old some new and some borrowed too. I love singing the blues! The blues knocks on my door, on my window and my heart. I must sing and I sing only what I feel and I sing to make you feel exactly what I feel!” 

Blues Keep Knockin’ features ten soul-drenched songs dripping with blues and R&B. In addition to a new original song written by Trudy (the album’s title track), she puts her own stamp on   covers of songs from Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Big Maybelle, Big Bill Broonzy and Jimmy Rogers, among others.

Read the full press release here.

(posted 7/11/18)

VOTE FOR TRUDY LYNN IN THE 2018 LIVING BLUES AWARDS 

 

 

Vote for Trudy Lynn in THREE categories in this year's Living Blues Awards: 
- Blues Artist of the Year (female) 
-Most Outstanding Blues Singer 
- Best Blues Album of 2017 
(I'll Sing The Blues For You) 

Founded as America’s first blues publication in Chicago in 1970, Living Blues magazine has set the standard for blues journalism around the world. 

Click here for more information and to vote.

"I've enjoyed Trudy's work over the years and with Connor Ray Music she is in a great place... If you like sassy and soulful blues, then go no further - this album has some great interpretive stuff that Lynn and company deliver in their own way. I recommend this one with zero reservations!" 
- Crossroads Blues Society's Steve Jones, review of I'll Sing The Blues For You

(posted 6/11/18)

VOTE FOR TRUDY LYNN IN THE 2017 INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS 

 

 

International blues icon, Trudy Lynn, earned THREE Independent Blues Award nominations for her latest album I'll Sing The Blues For You

- Best Independent Blues Traditional CD (I'll Sing The Blues For You
- Best Independent Female Blues Artist 
- Best Traditional Blues Band 

Click here to vote! 

Buy your copy of I'll Sing The Blues For You 

"Already at the top of her game, with the freedom to do it her own way, this might be a smoking set of traditional urban blues but it's smokingly in the moment as well because her vibe is timeless. Killer stuff." 
- Midwest Record

(posted 6/26/2017)

Blues in Britain reviews "I'll Sing The Blues For You" 



Trudy Lynn has long been a staple of the Texas blues and R&B scene, and, with this, her 12th album, she shows the true depth of her talent as one of the premier blues divas on the blues scene today. 



Click here to purchase Trudy's latest release, I'll Sing The Blues For You

Backed by a crack band that features guitarist David Carter and harmonica virtuoso Steve Krase, Lynn gives full rein to her talents with vocals that are imbued with the power of Big Mama Thornton, the raw blues feel of Memphis Minnie and the emotiveness of Mary Lane, to deliver a set that literally drips with the blues. 

Lynn opens with Big Mama’s ‘Alright Baby,’  her raunchy vocals underpinned by Krase’s West Coast harp which is permeated with a Rice Miller feel, segueing into a melancholy rendition of Lowell Fulsom’s ‘Black Night’ with more of that Sonny Boy inflected harp allied to Carter’s Broonzy inspired guitar.  Her rendition of Memphis Minnie’s ‘World Of Trouble’ is fuelled by plaintive harp and more Broonzy guitar, with her passive/aggressive vocals conjuring up a vision of a female T-Bone Walker – Johnny Copeland’s ‘Down On Bended Knee’ is a tour de force of deep soulful blues replete with moaning harp and a catchy guitar hook – whilst ‘Still My Angel Child’ is a funky stepper replete with strutting vocals. 

I consider this to be Lynn’s finest album to date, which considering the quality of her previous releases is high praise indeed.  
- Mick Rainsford

(posted 5/9/2017)

Trudy Lynn prepares for upcoming European tour, accompanied by harmonica extraordinaire Steve Krase  

 


Trudy Lynn has set dates for their 2017 European tour, joined by fellow collaborator and Connor Ray Music recording artist, Steve Krase. They will spend two weeks bringing Houston blues to Germany, Spain, France, and Norway - May 18 through June 3, 2017. 

The tour will feature tunes from their latest releases, Lynn's Blues Music Award nominated I'll Sing The Blues For You and Krase's Should've Seen It Coming  (available April 21, 2017). 

Click here for more details

Click here to view the full tour schedule

(posted 4/18/17)

Trudy Lynn and Steve Krase will perform to support the Blues Foundation's Hart Fund  



On March 26th, 4pm-8pm, the blues community of Houston will be meeting to raise money in support of the Blues Foundation’s Hart Fund. The Fund provides health care for professional blues musicians in need, including performers in Texas. It has been funded by personal donations, through fundraisers and through grant support. 

The event will take place at one of Houston’s landmark clubs, Rockefellers.  The bill is made up of the local bands who have represented the Houston Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge for the past four years, including Steve Krase and Trudy Lynn. 

Above the dance floor and seating area will be tables set with auction items, incl. works of art and music, concert tickets, even travel opportunities. These auctions always amaze! All money collected at the gate and auction will go directly to the Hart Fund.

(posted 3/6/17)

Trudy Lynn Signs With Piedmont Talent  

 

"Piedmont Talent is honored to add Blues/Soul legend Trudy Lynn to our roster. Trudy's profound talent and acclaimed musical history clearly define her as the "real deal".... A standout among the field of Blues vocalists, past and present. Simply put, Trudy Lynn sings the Blues as the Blues deserves to be sung....with heart, soul, passion and authenticity!" 

Jay Stollman 
CEO 
Piedmont Talent

(posted 1/11/17)

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