Shelby Lynne: 2015
Shelby Lynne with band and WFUV's Rita Houston and Carmel Holt. (photo by Nick D'Agostino)
Shelby Lynne is someone that looks for signs. Recently, she got back the masters of her two biggest albums, I Am Shelby Lynne, and Love, Shelby. Interested in marking the fifteenth anniversary of the former's release, Lynne's new label Rounder Records asked to not only re-issue I Am Shelby Lynne, but also requested a new album from the singer.
As if by kismet, it seemed that the timing was right for her to gather songs that had been “collecting” since 2012. During Lynne's recent return to Studio A, it was clear that the Grammy-winning singer was reading the signs right. We discuss her thirteenth studio recording, I Can’t Imagine, which finds Shelby at her most open, with her signature “Americana Soul” shining. Plus, she treats us to a stunning acoustic set that proves that thirteen is a lucky number for Lynne.