Kermit Lynch to Release Fourth Album, 'Donuts and Coffee,' 10/9


On October 9 pioneering wine importer, author and singer-songwriter Kermit Lynch releases his fourth album, Donuts & Coffee, on Lynchmusic/MesaBluemoon Recordings. The LP is a follow-up to 2011's well received Kitty Fur, about which marveled, "…the biggest surprise is not that the wine industry's greatest trailblazer has made a record, but that Kermit Lynch has delivered an album as unique, expressive and flavorful as the artisanal wines he's championed to the world." The Tucson Citizen called it "as outstanding as any fine wine he's ever imported," and No Depression described Lynch's voice on the album as, "a bluesy instrument with the weathered edges of someone more partial to grain than grape, [which] adds new shades to each interpretation."

Recorded in Nashville at Sound Kitchen's "Big Boy" Studio, Donuts & Coffee finds Lynch working once again with producer Ricky Fataar (Bonnie Raitt, Beach Boys), who also plays drums on the album. The 10-track country/blues set features the work of keyboardist Michael Omartian (John Lennon, Steely Dan), guitarist Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac), bassist Dennis Crouch (Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash) and Grammy-nominated violinist Aubrey Hanie (George Jones, Justin Timberlake) among others. Fataar also co-wrote the track "Frustration," one of three Lynch-penned originals on the LP, which features distinctive covers of tracks such as Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Lerner & Loewe's "On the Street Where You Live" and Duke Ellington's "In My Solitude." Another Lynch original, "Sunset Avenue," is available now for free download at See below for full album track list.