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Loretta LiveS !!


A tribute to the life and work of

Loretta Lynn

The stars of the Bay Area country music scene come together to pay tribute to a country music legend, the Coal Miner's Daughter herself, Loretta Lynn! This show will feature the Loretta hits you love, along with some deep album cuts, all backed up by your own Crying Time. You'll hear rare duets, collaborations and song interpretations by some of the Bay Area's favorite country artists. 



Laura Benitez -

Laura's music uses the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. "Ranging from the joyous to the somber, Benitez is always completely frank." -- Lyndon Bolton, No Depression Magazine


Cindy Emch -

First Lady of Queer Country, Cindy Emch is known for her distinct voice and ability to blend Americana, California Country, Hellbilly, Goth, and Honky Tonk, spinning radically distinctive tales from her singular perspective. NoDepression says "One could describe Emch as if Nick Cave had grown up in Bakersfield with a dynamic swagger that could part the Red Sea."

Sunday, April 16
Sweetwater Music Hall

19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley
Doors 7:30/Show 7:30
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Hank Maninger and Lynne Maes of Nashville Honeymoon -

Hand and Lynne play original tunes built on country, rockabilly, and honkytonk traditions. Hank’s driving lead guitar, perfectly balanced by Lynne’s true-blue vocals, are - as the old song goes - the right combination. 

Margaret Belton -

Margaret Belton is that rare artist who fuses her exceptional talent with a genuine warmth that makes audiences feel they’re part of the family. A true renaissance woman, she is a songstress, theater and film actor and a visual artist. She has starred in many independent films, theater productions and crooned various stages around The Bay Area and beyond with her Patsy tributes, collaborations with other artists and with her cabaret show 'Lady Margaret & The Countrypolitans'. 


Maurice Tani -

A veteran singer-songwriter and band leader on the Alt-Country-Americana scene, he has released six critically-acclaimed albums of original material over the past dozen years. “I was actually blown away. Maurice Tani writes songs that sound at once familiar, ethereal and beautiful.” -Robert Sproul, No Depression Magazine

Essence - 

Award winning singer/songwriter Essence has been immersed in music and art since childhood. Having released six albums of original music on both independent and major labels, her forthcoming album “Father’s Daughter” is slated for release in 2023. Fully steeped in the traditions of Appalachian, Americana and Country music, the album is an honest and at times humorous account of her losses and wins; to the bone and from the heart. Essence recently received national and international attention and praise for her work with ‘Bernie and The Believers.’ “The story of ‘Bernie and The Believers’ is the most powerful I’ve ever come across at the Tiny Desk.” - Bob Boilen (host and creator of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series.) Also, Essence is the founder and executive director of the powerful non-profit ‘Believe Music Heals’ which is dedicated to transforming lives through the healing power of music. 

Beckylin -

Beckylin is the Glittering Queen of the Honky Tonk Scene. She is also known as Rebecca Lin Coseboom. "Rebecca Coseboom – a female front woman with an incredible voice – proves she has enough swagger and sway to keep things interesting without ever being overstated”– CMJ

Aireene Espiritu -

Aireene Espiritu plays a mix of stompin’, swayin’ and timeless Americana reminiscent of front porch storytelling, of ghosts and the living, times of laughter and tears.  

Victoria George -  

Victoria George comes from a family of artists, has a background in theater, and commands a stage with the zeal of an Allison Krauss or Bonnie Raitt. 

Lisa Marie Johnston 

Lisa Marie Johnston is a singer/songwriter who blends country, Americana, and blues into a unique style she calls “Stomp and Groove.” 

Jill Rogers of Crying Time -

 “Country singing from Oakland standouts. Real musicians, not just stompers. Jill Rogers is an amazing singer. Just plain beautiful.” – KALX Radio

Crying Time is a musicians’ band, with a deep bench of accomplished players. Myles Boisen is an inventive guitarist who provides soulful, unpredictable, and sometimes blistering solos, reflecting decades of experience as a session player (Tom Waits) and record producer (California Honeydrops, Club Foot Orchestra). Western swing veteran Tony Marcus (Cheap Suit Serenaders) plays the whole of American music on fiddle. Russell Kiel (bass) and Tim Rowe (drums) work together to keep the grooves deep and swinging. Each musician brings a wealth of experience in performing and recording, and together they produce tightly woven, spry and energetic sets that turn heads and keep audiences enthralled. Crying Time is known for the variety and dynamism they bring to their interpretations of the classics and Jill’s beautiful, sad songs.

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