Vote for Trudy Lynn in the Soul Blues Female Artist category for the 39th Blues Music Awards
The nominees for the 39th annual Blues Music Awards have been announced. Congratulations to Trudy Lynn for her nomination in the Soul Blues Female Artist category!
This award is one of the greatest acknowledgements bestowed on blues musicians. Winners are determined by members of the Blues Foundation. To become a member, and to vote for Trudy (or any other nominated artist), click here.
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Click here to view the full list of this year's nominees.
Hear Trudy Lynn's Interview with Blues America Radio
"I'LL SING THE BLUES FOR YOU" - AVAILABLE NOW!
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"[I'll Sing The Blues For You] is blues, drenched with soul, and delivered with passion and power. This is worthy of a Blues Music Award...without question. Don't pass this one by."
- Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue
"A singer gifted with a great expressivity, Trudy always gives the best of herself and, in [I'll Sing The Blues For You], she again shows how to sing the blues and give it from the deepest part of her heart and soul."
- La Hora Del Blues, Barcelona, Spain
"As the title asserts, Trudy Lynn is committed to singing the blues. With its smart set list, sterling musical support and her own well-honed interpretive skills, she once again convincingly makes her case."
- Roger Wood, Living Blues Magazine
"This is a super soulful blues album with a fantastic singer and great band. If you like sassy and soulful blues, then go no further- this album has some great interpretive stuff that Lynn and company deliver in their own way."
- Blues Blast Magazine
"Lynn purrs, croons, snarls and howls—whatever it takes to put a song across. It all works!"
- Chico News & Review
"Ms Trudy could sing the “S” section of the Houston phone book and I’d listen. A great singer backed by a fantastic band."
- Graham Clark, Blues Bytes
"The best blues evokes the way we make it through the world and the way we make sense of what happens to us. Which is to say that there is a hugely charming conversational quality to Lynn's delivery of a song, in the fashion of a friend who's confiding lust and loss, pain and resignation."
- rambles.net, review of I'll Sing The Blues For You
- Jazz Weekly
"Already at the top of her game, with the freedom to do it her own way, this might be a smoking set of traditional urban blues but it's smokingly in the moment as well because her vibe is timeless. Killer stuff."
- Midwest Record, review of I'll Sing The Blues For You
Houston Music Hall of Fame Inductee
Sometimes called Houston’s “First Lady of the Blues” or “First Lady of Soul,” the dynamic Trudy Lynn was still in her teens when she sang onstage with “Iceman” Albert Collins’s band and opened for Ike & Tina Turner. Even so, her recent success has arguably put the sixtysomething singer in the prime of her career. Lynn grew up in Fifth Ward, where her mother ran a beauty shop next door to one of Houston’s leading R&B clubs, Club Matinee on Lyons Avenue. After she got a little older, she sang at small clubs and military bases around Texas and spent five years as the featured singer in The Rhythmaires, the popular band led by guitarist and Duke-Peacock alum Clarence Green.