Artist: Trudy Lynn
Label: NOLA Blues Records
Number of Tracks: 11
Review by Craig Whittington
Trudy Lynn is a veteran blues singer with all of her skills still at her command. She is 75 years old and nominated for her thirteenth time for a BMA in 2022. Her new release is named for her song Golden Girl Blues which laughs at growing old. Several of these numbers are delivered with sass and that is part of Trudy Lynn’s style. “If your phone don’t ring, it was me”, “Is it cold in here or is it you?”
The recording is well produced by Terry Wilson of the Rhythm Tramps. Kevin McKendree on keys, his son Yates and Anson Funderburgh on guitar, Steve Krase on harmonica, and some tracks have a horn section. This music is the party, the urge is to turn it up. It is professionally played all around, but keeps an edge driven by the songstress. It’s a great listening experience because you clearly hear each individual instrument. They share and speak, but never step on each other. I find it to be a rare and pleasing characteristic.
To say that Golden Girl is the real deal is an understatement. Excluding the blonde hair Trudy is sporting in the cover photo, of course.
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