SHELBY LYNNE ‘I Can’t Imagine’ CD

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Raised in Alabama, Shelby Lynne has made her home in California for 16 years, but as the saying goes, you can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl. That’s especially true when it comes to the music Lynne has been creating throughout her career. From the stone cold country of her first three albums (criminally ignored by country radio) on Nashville’s Epic Records, to the gutsy and groove-filled I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000, right up to her most recent LP, 2011’s exceptional Revelation Road, the singer-songwriter has excelled at working in multiple genres, all the while crafting deeply personal lyrics that vividly reflect her upbringing.

Tunes on I Can’t Imagine include the touching “Son of a Gun,” about a Depression-era migrant worker, “Following You,” which Lynne says is “about my daddy – shooting squirrels in the woods with him when I was 11,” and “Down Here,” a southern rocker of which Lynne says, “When I read stories about people in the South throwing out their kids for being gay, I say, ‘What the… ?'”

I Can’t Imagine was recorded at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana (pop. 642), on the Vermilion Bayou, and also features singer-songwriter Clarence Greenwood, better known as Citizen Cope, on three of its tracks: “Back Door Front Porch,” “Down Here” and “Better.”