A unique performer in today's pigeon-holed music scene. Shelby Lynne first appeared as a New Country upstart in 1988, belting out a duet with none other than George Jones. A few straight country records were followed by increasingly experimental forays into Big Band and Swing Revival. To all the material Lynne brings a powerful, heartbreaking voice and a palpable love for performing. Her song, "Your Lies," rocks with a shattering '70s soul groove, the closest thing to "Midnight Train to Georgia" there is. That song is followed up by a foot-stompin' roots jam with a bluesy feel and harmonized country vocals. This is an artist who, within the confines of mainstream music, is constantly challenging herself and her audience as well, a very rare thing today. And she sings real good, too.