Adler & Hearne | The short story
ADLER & HEARNE… a spirited blend of original ‘Texas Folk,’ with Jazz and Blues overtones.
From outside the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro in the upper east side of Texas, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) tour nationally, serving up a signature blend of original Folk, Jazz and Blues with deep Texas roots. Honored to be selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts to serve on the state’s official Texas Touring Roster for 2014-2016 and 2016-2018, the duo recently was again accepted to be Official Texas Touring Artists for the 2018-2020 touring season.
Adler & Hearne’s music has flourished in the pineywoods of their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm. In 2016, the duo celebrated 15 years of organic song farming (A.K.A. writing songs with roots in real life) with the October release of their fifth duo recording “Simpatico” -- a self-produced, double CD featuring 24 original songs; one disc Folk and one disc Spirit. A number of songs on the new bare-bones recording feature seasoning added with a light hand, from guest musical artists Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga and Pat Manske. And though released late in the year, the CD was named among the official FOLK DJ Top CDs of 2016.
Adler & Hearne’s 2014 release “Second Nature,” was produced by Texas music legend Lloyd Maines, and made the FOLK DJ Top 10. Their 2012 release “Adler & Hearne Live at Eddie’s Attic,” showcases songs from a June 2011 concert on that venue’s legendary stage in Decatur, GA, and features special guest -- the late Michael Johnson -- with whom they co-billed on that summer night. Returning to Nashville (the city where they first met), Adler & Hearne made their debut studio recording “To The Heart” -- produced by Rick Clark, released in 2009, and in 2010 named among the Top 20 releases by the FOLK DJ community. In 2005, the couple released their debut duo CD in the form of a live, house-concert recording aptly named “Opposites Attract” -- produced and recorded by Sam Taylor.
Their musical formative years share common experiences in folk, classical and gospel music – organic influences that inform their singing and songwriting. But the subject matter of their songs knows no bounds, nor does their musical style. Adler & Hearne’s live sets range from harmonic convergence on songs of love and longing, losing and finding – to covering touchy subjects with unexpected musical overtones – to camping it up with modern day spirituals steeped in dry wit. Think song circle between Johnny and June Cash, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto, and Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.