Gretsch singer-songwriter Lynda Kay was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and since 1997 has been based in Venice Beach, California, starting her music career busking on the Boardwalk. She is known for her classic songwriting and diverse contralto voice and has been compared to such great talents as Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, Roy Orbison, and Dusty Springfield. Lynda Kay’s new double album Black & Gold features 20 original and cover songs crossing such genres as early 60’s mid-century jazz and classic Bacharach pop to 70’s roots-rock and Memphis-soul and was produced by her husband Jonny Coffin (founder of Coffin Case). The first single of Black & Gold is a never before released song with the late great Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. The duet titled “The Mask” is far from Kilmister’s well-regarded metal fare, and this poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Lynda Kay’s harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American Recordings with Johnny Cash.
Lynda Kay on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S13.E01 – January 12, 2020