Country-noir femme fatale Lera Lynn plays the Arden Gild Hall in Delaware on Friday night. I first caught the now Nashville-based songwriter and band leader at SXSW in Austin, Texas back in 2012 and could see that she was going places, though her music has an atmostpheric between rock-and-country quality that's hard to pin down or fit in any easily recognizable category. Lynn - who's no relation to Loretta - is the kind of kind-of-country artist who might stumble upon covering TV On The Radio or Bob Dylan on YouTube, and she has a solid, moody new album called The Avenues produced by k.d. lang and Sheryl Crow guitarist Joshua Grange.
And the news that's likely to garner her more attention is that her music seems to be set to be featured in the second season of Nic Pizzolato's celebrated HBO gothic crime series True Detective. When the trailer for the seceond season, appeared last week, obsessive fan geeks were in a tizzy trying to figure out who was responsible for the smoldering song playing while Rachel McAdams, Colin Firth and Vince Vaughan scowled at each other. According to Under the Gun Review, Lynn last week tweeted - and then deleted - “Excited about @TrueDetective Season 2 teaser featuring music I performed and wrote with @roseannecash & TBone Burnett!” after the trailer hit the web. It's already been viewed five million times, and you can watch it, along with Lynn's song, "Lying In the Sun" from The Avenues, below.
Ticket details for the Arden show are here.