Trudy Lynn

Trudy Lynn was born Lee Audrey Nelms in Houston’s Fifth Ward, where she began singing as a teenager. After high school, Lynn went to visit her aunt in Lufkin, where a club called the Cinderella needed a singer. She decided Lee Audrey Nelms wasn't going to cut it as a stage name. The club had a bunch of cartoon character names painted on the wall and she noticed “Trudy,” which she quickly paired with Lynn. "Lynn was something in those days," she says. “Gloria Lynne, Barbara Lynn. I thought, 'I'm going to be one of those Lynns, too, baby.'"

Prior to striking out on her own, Trudy was the vocalist for such Texas greats as I.J. Gosey and Clarence Green, where Trudy spent five years as the vocalist for his band. Green was a stern mentor, but Lynn credits him with helping her become a professional. “He moulded me well,” she says. “He's still in me because of what he taught me. It takes that.” After leaving Green’s band, Lynn began performing on her own.

Since joining forces with harmonica wizard Steve Krase and the Connor Ray Music label in 2014, Lynn has played curator for herself. She has written her own songs that blend nicely with the vintage songs, mostly about good times and bad men. "Each one of these songs means something to me," she says. "I truly understand something about each one of them." I’ll Sing the Blues for You is Trudy Lynn’s 12th solo album and the third release on the Connor Ray Music label following up on 2014’s Royal Oaks Blues Café, which hit #1 on the BillboardBlues Chart and 2015’s Everything Comes with A Price which spent 4 months on the Living Blues Radio Chart. Trudy is also a five-time Blues Music Award nominee and was inducted into the Houston Music Hall of Fame in 2015. I'll Sing The Blues For You peaked at #6 on the Billboard Blues charts.

Trudy Lynn released her 13th solo album on 2018. "Blues Keep Knockin’ ranks with her best work to these ears and hopefully the best is still yet to come," said Graham Clarke with the Phoenix Blues Society.

In 2019, Lynn was presented with two prestigious awards - the Living Legend Blues Award from the Houston Blues Society, and the Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award from the Jus' Blues Music Foundation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2019
- Living Legend Blues Award from the Houston Blues Society
- Willie Mitchell Lifetime Artist Award from the ​Jus' Blues Music Foundation

2018
- Blues Music Award nomination for Soul Blues Female Artist category
I'll Sing The Blues For You received three Living Blues Awards nominations

2017
- Blues Music Awards nomination for Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
I'll Sing The Blues For You received three Independent Blues Award nominations
- Blues Blast Awards nomination for best female blues artist

2015
- Inducted into Houston Music Hall of Fame

2014
Royal Oaks Blues Cafe reached #1 on Billboard blues charts
- Blues Music Awards nomination for Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)

2007
I'm Still Here received Blues Music Awards nomination for Best Soul Blues Album
- Blues Music Awards nomination for Best Soul Blues Artist

Additional Info

  • Dato: Saturday, 07 November 2020
  • Scene: Spar Nord Stage
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