first note got my attention...Not until that first line...a lyric that although
I only heard it that one time, has stuck with me since. “I’d rather
be messed up than pretty...just like this city”. .. Her voice was flawless.
Just the perfect combination of grit and perfect pitch. Passion dripping from every
word... By the time she wrapped up her set, Three Muses was packed. I felt as if
I had stumbled into some private showcase I should not have been privy to. How could
I have just experienced such a great musician that effortlessly? I guess it was
my lucky day. Ladies and gents, let me introduce to you... Ms. Lynn Drury.
Her CD, “Sugar On The Floor” has a track that I listen to over and over
again. Blue Streak. Track number 7. You can thank me later.
Don’t take my word for it. Go and check her out yourself. Get a CD. Like her
on Facebook. I am letting you in on my remarkable discovery!"
— Amy Venezia, The
Lynn Drury played the Louis-Louis stage at French Quarter Fest on Friday with a
set that focused on tracks from her latest album, 2011’s “Sugar On The
Floor" and showcased a supporting cast featuring Alex McMurray & Bill Malchow.
Drury, a Mississippi native, has been around New Orleans for a minute, playing solo
and accompanied by changing cast of bands. This was the first time I’d seen
her live since the release of the new album; the new songs show incredible growth
in Drury’s songcraft. It appears that with this album, the moving parts she’s
been fiddling with have clicked into place....
“Sugar On The Floor” is definitely an exciting turning point in Drury’s
career. More relevantly for today at the fest, hers was the first performance that
made me simply lie down in the grass for the duration, feeling the sun and watching
gulls and planes cut curves through the sky as the sounds washed over the crowd."
— Alison Fensterstock, The
on the Floor is Lynn Drury’s trump card. The talented New Orleans singer-songwriter
has built a strong local following through her emotionally-charged live performances,
but her strengths as a musician and songwriter haven’t been adequately captured
on record until now. Part of the problem is that New Orleans is a difficult environment
for songwriters. Maybe Drury’s career would have taken off sooner if she’d
done the obvious thing and followed Lucinda Williams to Texas, where the latter
was easily categorized on her way to stardom. But Drury is stubborn—an attractive
quality in an artist—and insisted on sticking by her roots in Mississippi
and Louisiana. The New Orleans music scene is all the better for Drury’s intransigence.
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— John Swenson, Offbeat