Shelby Lynne (courtesy photo)
“American Routes” — a weekly NPR program that focuses on American music — followed Shelby Lynn to Palm Springs in its trek across the map of American music.
The episode intersperses her music with an interview.
From the description on its website:
Conversation with the eclectic song stylist Shelby Lynne — formerly of rural Alabama, now of Palm Springs, to hear about the vicissitudes of her musical and emotional journey from country to pop — including a recent embrace of Dusty Springfield.”
Shelby Lynne is sitting in a booth at Sherman’s Delicatessen in Palm Springs, her distinctive blonde hair hidden by a Sherman’s Deli cap pulled down low enough over her forehead to divert attention from her desert sky-blue eyes.
The Grammy Award-winning singer from Rancho Mirage had just arrived in town at 3 a.m. after a trip to her native South and had already completed an early morning radio interview with Bill Feingold. Now, at 10 a.m., she was finishing a big slice of chocolate cake for breakfast.
Read Bruce Fessier’s full interview with Shelby Lynne at mydesert.com.