Review: Shelby Lynne – I Can’t Imagine (Rounder / Universal Music Canada)

Shelby LynneDespite being a Grammy Award-winning artist, Shelby Lynne has toiled away in relative obscurity for the bulk of her career. She certainly has the goods as a songwriter: Lynne is a multi-genred and multi-faceted songwriter, straddling genres including rock, Americana, and pop with complete confidence, but as evidenced with I Can’t Imagine, she can also stroll into the blues and soul with equally impressive results. Especially notable is the upbeat, optimistic acoustic-track “Be In The Now,” as well as “Following You,” a haunting ballad that captures the songwriter at her best.