By Nicholas Jennings on Sunday, 09 May 2010
Category: Reviews

Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies and Alibis

Shelby Lynne has never settled for just country music. Two years ago, she and Grammy-winning producer Phil Ramone recorded Just a Little Lovin’, a fine blue-eyed soul tribute to Dusty Springfield. This time around, the Virginia-native has produced herself and the results are nothing short of stunning: her spare production style reveals uniformly greater depth, sensuality and intimacy in her material, especially on the confessional “Life a Fool,” the infectious “Why Didn’t You Call Me” and the fiercely angry “Family Tree.”