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Music journalist Robin Tolleson writes about a new kind of album for regional musican Eliza Lynn.
Eliza Lynn had never considered making an album this way. “This was the idea of a guy who I just met on the street in Asheville,” she says.
“He became a huge fan of my music, and really supportive of it financially and otherwise. He was like, ‘What if you got everybody who loves your music to sponsor a song, and you did a cover album with Nanci Griffith’s “Other Voices Other Rooms” (1993) as a template?’ He was like, ‘I’ll sponsor one, and I bet you can get ten other people to sponsor them.’ “
“Together” is Lynn’s fourth album, and Paul Campbell is the music enthusiast behind the plan — he’s listed on the album as co-producer of Bill Morrisey’s “Ellen’s Tune,” Doc Watson’s “Life Is Like A River,” and Dougie Maclean’s “This Love Will Carry.”