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JBM Promotions and tSGHR present Lera Lynn and Grayson Jenkins
Thu October 7, 2021 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )
The Southgate House Revival - Sanctuary
Ages 18 and Up
$22 adv/$25 dos
Lera Lynn:

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, MOST OF US STARTED LISTENING TO EVERYBODY ELSE A LITTLE TOO MUCH. NOT LERA LYNN. “I KEPT TRYING TO WORK WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE, TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO HELP ME DEFINE MY IDENTITY,” SHE SAYS. “ULTIMATELY, EVERYTHING IS WRONG IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE CLEAR VISION YOURSELF.” 

WITH HER NEW ALBUM ON MY OWN, LYNN HAS EMERGED NOT ONLY WITH A CLEAR VISION OF HERSELF, BUT WITH AN ENTIRELY SELF-PROPELLED BREAKTHROUGH: LYNN WROTE, SANG, PRODUCED AND RECORDED ON MY OWN ALONE. SHE ALSO PLAYED EVERY SINGLE INSTRUMENT ON THE RECORD. IT IS A MAGNIFICENT ALBUM, HAUNTING AND WILD. IT IS ALSO A RECORD THAT NO ONE ELSE COULD MAKE, BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS LERA LYNN. “I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT A SINGULARVISION,” LYNN SAYS. “THAT’S NOT TO SAY THERE’S NOT SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT A SHARED VISION, A COLLABORATIVE VISION. BUT I WOULD BE SO THRILLED TO HEAR RECORDS MADE IN ISOLATION BY MY FAVORITE ARTISTS, JUST TO KNOW WHAT THEIR UNINFLUENCED VISION OF THEIR MUSIC IS.” SHE PAUSES, THEN ADDS, “I GUESS I JUST WANTED TO HEAR WHAT MY OWN IMAGINATION SOUNDED LIKE.” 

ON MY OWN SUCCEEDS IN FEELING GOOD ABOUT LIFE WITHOUT SANDING OVER THE ROUGH SPOTS AND GETTING GLOSSY AND LYNN FEELS PROUD OF WHAT SHE’S MADE. “THERE IS A MOMENT THAT IS PALPABLE WHEN YOU FEEL THE VISION BECOMING FOCUSED––REALLY FOCUSED––IN AN ARTIST’S CAREER,” LYNN SAYS. “YOU FEEL THEM REALIZING THEIR POTENTIAL, OR AT LEAST, OPENING THE DOOR TO IT, WITHOUT SOMEONE SAYING, ‘THAT’S TOO WEIRD. DON’T DO THAT.” SHE PAUSES, “I THINK IT’S GOOD FOR THERE TO BE A GLIMMER OF HOPE––BUT I JUST WANT IT TO BE A GLIMMER.” 


Grayson Jenkins:

A native of the rolling hills and coal mining communities of rural western Kentucky, Grayson Jenkins is a singer-songwriter who now calls Lexington, KY his home. John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Eagles, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and many others have influenced his unique brand of Kentucky country music.

His lyrics are inspired by the words of Mark Twain, who always said, “Write what you know.” In keeping with this motto, Grayson’s songs pay homage to the things most important to him—family, friends, and a life without regrets.

His latest studio album, Cityscapes & Countrysides, was released in April 2017 and has garnered attention from radio and press in the region.  

The project is a collection of songs written by Grayson during a time of transition and coming of age. It shows growth from his first release as a songwriter, musician, and band leader.

Grayson maintains a busy performance schedule, both as a solo performer and with his full band. In 2017, he performed over 150 shows in eight states as an independent artist.  Moving forward, Grayson will continue to travel the country playing his songs and winning over new fans each night.

Grayson Jenkins

A native of the rolling hills and coal mining communities of rural western Kentucky, Grayson Jenkins is a singer-songwriter who now calls Lexington, KY his home. John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Eagles, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and many others have influenced his unique brand of Kentucky country music.

His lyrics are inspired by the words of Mark Twain, who always said, “Write what you know.” In keeping with this motto, Grayson’s songs pay homage to the things most important to him—family, friends, and a life without regrets.

His latest studio album, Cityscapes & Countrysides, was released in April 2017 and has garnered attention from radio and press in the region.  

The project is a collection of songs written by Grayson during a time of transition and coming of age. It shows growth from his first release as a songwriter, musician, and band leader.

Grayson maintains a busy performance schedule, both as a solo performer and with his full band. In 2017, he performed over 150 shows in eight states as an independent artist.  Moving forward, Grayson will continue to travel the country playing his songs and winning over new fans each night.