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Tomi Lunsford

Tomi Lunsford

Tomi Lunsford — a transcendent singer, and songwriter, informed by deep family musical roots — is releasing her second album, “Come On Blue” on July 29, 2016. The album was recorded in Nashville and produced by Robin Eaton.  Music writer and popular culture critic Greil Marcus has referred to her voice as “stunning” in Esquire; Robert K. Oermann in The Tennessean has written that, “Lunsford’s offbeat style is evident in just one listen. Imagine a Bluegrass/Mountain soprano who slides in and out of notes like jazz divas Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae and somehow slips into the blues phrasing of Alberta Hunter or Memphis Minnie … At one moment you’d call it folk, at another it’s jazz, and around another corner it’s country.”

The new record features songs that range from her own unique take on the classic “I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground” — a song collected and performed notably by her great uncle Bascom Lamar Lunsford — to roots-inflected originals “Taking Care of Dreamers,” “You Can Leave Me Now,” the bluesy “Go To People,” and haunting laments “Killing Floor” and “Rain.” There is an edge to the record, too, as Lunsford leans against guitarist Dan Cohen, drummer Jerry Roe, James Haggerty on bass, Eaton on acoustic guitar, along with legendary guitarist Mac Gayden, and Pete Finney on pedal steel guitar. Brad Jones engineered the project and contributed on bass, keys, and vibes. Songs like “Battlefront,” “Drowning Man

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