No music today, folks...just a promise of what's to come.
Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne's new album Just A Little Lovin', a stripped-down acoustic set of covers of Dusty Springfield songs (plus one Dusty-esque original), comes out on January 29th, and I can't wait. Shelby was once pure Nashville Country, but she left that behind long before her 2001 Grammy for Best New Artist; her newest work floats a set of masterful vocals over acoustic guitar and piano, resulting in a sound comparable to the better, sparser works of Alison Krauss or even Norah Jones: folk-tinged, with a twang and a fully mature control over her own sound. If the cuts I've heard are any indication, we're in for a real treat.
And if you're as excited as I am -- or just intrigued enough to care -- now's the time to pay attention. Because thanks to Lost Highway Records, Filter, and the other good folks behind this record, I've been given the chance to offer one of you your very own autographed copy of Just A Little Lovin'.
I'll be posting a few songs from Just A Little Lovin', plus some other great covers from Shelby Lynne, in the next few days. In the meantime, if you'd like to take a crack at winning an autographed copy of Shelby Lynne's sweet new cover album, leave a shout-out and your email address in the comments below. I'll pick a winner sometime next week.