Shelby Lynne, The Soulful Southern Gothic Queen of the California Desert – by David Walter Banks

Shelby Lynne

L.A.-based photographer David Walter Banks shot singer Shelby Lynne for the Wall Street Journal.

The Soulful Southern Gothic Queen of the California Desert, 0r that’s the moniker I bestow her anyway. I must start by saying that, yes, I did fall a bit in love with the aura of this rock goddess 14-years my senior, but only the type of crush a boy develops 14-years my junior. I’ve met many musicians in my day, and not all of them, even some very famous ones, are the real deal. Shelby is. Her soul-dripping voice full to the brim of authentically raw emotion, her songwriting uniquely her own with an awareness of the modern hipster and the country mega-star lover, with a reverent nod to the ghosts of Stax legends from an era bygone that influenced and paved her way.

Continue reading and see more photos on David’s blog.

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne

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