Sweetwater Music Hall

Loretta Lives! A Celebration of Her Life and Legacy

All Ages
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm

Stars of the Bay Area country music scene come together to pay tribute to a country music legend, the Coal Miner’s Daughter herself, Loretta Lynn. This show will feature the Loretta hits you love, along with some deep album cuts, all backed up by Oakland’s own Crying Time. You’ll hear rare duets, collaborations and song interpretations by some of the Bay Area’s favorite country artists.

Jill Rogers and Crying Time play straight-up honky-tonk, 1970’s cross-over country, and elegiac originals. They’ve been packing dance floors, clubs, bars, and listening rooms for a decade in Northern California’s lively country scene. “Country singing from Oakland standouts. Real musicians, not just stompers. Jill Rogers is an amazing singer. Just plain beautiful.” – KALX http://www.cryingtimeband.com

Essence – Award winning singer-songwriter Essence has been immersed in art and music since childhood. Her birth name really is ‘Essence’ – she was raised by quintessential flower children. As a 6th generation native of San Francisco, her parents were two free spirited bohemian artists from the Haight-Ashbury ‘Summer of Love.’  http://www.essencemusic.com

Laura Benitez – Laura is a singer-songwriter and founder of the band Laura Benitez and the Heartache. Her music uses the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. http://www.laurabenitezandtheheartache.com

Beckylin (Beckylin and her Druthers)  - Beckylin is the Glittering Queen of the Honky Tonk Scene. She is also known as Rebecca Lin Coseboom –  “(a) female front woman with an incredible voice – who proves she has enough swagger and sway to keep things interesting without ever being overstated”– CMJ  http://www.beckylin.com

Margaret Belton – Margaret is that rare artist who fuses her exceptional talent with a genuine warmth that makes audiences feel they’re part of the family.  A true renaissance woman, she is a songstress, theater and film actor and a visual artist. http://www.margaretbelton.com

Cindy Emch – As the First Lady of Queer Country, Cindy  is known for her distinct voice and ability to blend Americana, California Country, Hillbilly, Goth, and Honky Tonk. http://www.cindyemch.com

Aireene Espiritu (Aireene Espiritu and the Itch) – Aireene plays a mix of stompin’, swayin’ and timeless Americana reminiscent of front porch storytelling, of ghosts and the living, times of laughter and tears. http://www.aireeneespiritu.com

Victoria George – Victoria comes from a family of artists, has a background in theater, and commands a stage with the zeal of an Allison Krauss or Bonnie Raitt. https://victoriageorgemusic.com
Lisa Marie Johnston – Lisa Marie is a singer/songwriter who blends country, Americana, and blues into a unique style she calls “Stomp and Groove.” http://www.stompandgroove.com

Hank Maninger & Lynne Maes (Nashville Honeymoon) – Led by songwriting duo Hank Maninger and Lynne Maes, whose shared love of country music led to a creative partnership onstage and off, Nashville Honeymoon plays original tunes built on country, rockabilly, and honkytonk traditions.  https://www.nashvillehoneymoon.com

Maurice Tani (77 El Deora) – Maurice Tani is a veteran singer-songwriter and band leader of the Bay Area Alt-Country–Americana scene. http://www.mauricetani.com

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