John Swenson Reviews “Rise of the Fall” for Offbeat Magazine
Lynn Drury Persists in Rise of the Fall
Lynn Drury – Rise of the Fall
BY RACHEL CHOLST
MAY 31, 2017
Lynn Drury’s become a master of the world-weary ballad. That doesn’t mean Drury’s stuck in a rut; it’s just that on her eighth (!) album, Rise of the Fall, she plays to her strengths. Drury’s got a refreshing earthiness to her voice that give her songs warmth while her backing band of New Orleans all-stars adds a shot of slinky Tabasco sauce to the otherwise Schlitz-fueled twang. (I couldn’t think of a better food combo but if you have a more appetizing idea, feel free to comment below.)
Each song feels like a nugget of hard-earned wisdom, though it’s never preachy. “Lifetime of Living” is a reminder that the good times aren’t supposed to last, but are a welcome respite from painful lessons. “Tuesday Lover” kisses off a lover who doesn’t appreciate Drury’s (inestimable) value. “Taking All the Good People” stands out to me as one of the most steadfast political songs of the year — its measured approach has a slow-burning effect that an angrier or more histrionic song simply would not. Rise of the Fall further cements Drury’s place in the firmament of New Orleans songwriters — no frills but with an attention to artistry and craft.
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New Album Release!
I am SO excited to be releasing my new album, “Rise of the Fall!” There is nothing quite like having new music to share with your people. Thanks to all who came out and supported our release party, what an amazing show featuring Chris Adkins, Rene Coman, Chris Pylant, Sam & Jack Craft. Whoa! That’s all i can say. I hope we can do that again, soon. In the meantime, please continue to share and spread the music.
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The official release date at Louisiana Music Factory is set for May 2nd, 2017, 3pm-3:45pm. I hope to see you there!