Over her successful career, Lera Lynn has had the good fortune to share the stage with some of roots music’s beat (see her duet with John Paul White below covering Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ below for evidence to that fact.)
On June 22 the Nashville-based singer-songwriter will make her collaborations formal by releasing an album of duets album entitled ‘Plays Well With Others.’
The record features songs written and performed by an impressive assortment roots musicians which include Peter Bradley Adams, Dylan LeBlanc, Andrew Combs, Rodney Crowell, Shovels & Rope, JD McPherson, Nicole Atkins and John Paul White, who’s record label ‘Single Lock Records’ is releasing the album which was recorded at White’s Sun Drop Sound studio in Florence, Alabama.
Of the project, Lynn says:
“Songwriting can be such a personal process; in the past I have tended to do it alone. With this record, I wanted to get outside of my own writing corner. I have access to a great community of writers and singers in Nashville, and it became an exciting challenge to sit down with some friends and say, ‘Let’s write a duet — one that maybe hasn’t been written before — and then record it together.’ This was an important thing for me to do as an artist: to open myself up to other people and have some fun.”
Check out the single “Lose Myself,” below featuring John Paul White.
See tracklist and tour dates below.
Tour Feat. Peter Bradley Adams and more:
June 22 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley – FEAT. John Paul White, Peter Bradley Adams, Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc, Rodney Crowell, and Andrew Combs
June 24 – Allison Park, PA – Hartwood Acres Amphitheater – FEAT. John Paul White & Peter Bradley Adams
June 26 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere – FEAT. John Paul White & Peter Bradley Adams
June 27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom – FEAT. John Paul White & Peter Bradley Adams
June 29 – Arnoldsville, GA – Wildwood Revival – Feat. Peter Bradley Adams, Dylan LeBlanc, & Andrew Combs
Plays Well With Others track list
1.”Same Old Song” with Peter Bradley Adams
2. “Lose Myself” with John Paul White
3. “What Is Love” with Dylan LeBlanc
4. “Breakdown” with Andrew Combs
5. “Crimson Underground” with Rodney Crowell
6. “Wolf Like Me” with Shovels & Rope
7. “Nothin To Do With Your Love” with JD McPherson
8. “In Another Life” with Nicole Atkins
9. “Almost Persuaded” with John Paul White