Adler & Hearne in Concert Conversations Aug. 15

Lynn Adler (left) and Lindy Hearne

Online Staff Report

Snapshotmusic invites you to hear Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne in the latest of the Concert Conversations series at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford.

From their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm in the piney woods of East Texas, these performing songwriters will serve up an evening of original songs for the “live session” series. Joining them will be their daughter, 22-year-old singer/songwriter Kate Hearne, featured on lead guitar, dobro, mandolin and djembe.

Performing as Adler & Hearne since 2002, the duo’s itinerary brings them through Rockford on their final stretch back toward Texas. This is a 30 shows in 44 days Midwest concert tour in support of their newest release, Adler & Hearne Live at Eddie’s Attic.

Recorded live at the iconic Decatur, Ga., Listening Room, the new CD is enjoying worldwide airplay by the Folk DJ community.

As founders of the noted listening room Crossroads Music Co. (2005) in Winnsboro, Texas, Adler & Hearne know what it’s like to wear the music presenter’s hat, having hosted hundreds of national touring artists during their three-and-a-half years of running the venue before turning it over to new management. Now, they are the ones touring nationally full time.

As self-defined “organic song farmers,” Adler & Hearne describe their music as a spirited blend of “folk-jazz blues-grass.” Both are award-winning songwriters whose songs have been covered or recorded by such diverse artists as Al Green, Amy Grant, Debby Boone and Ronny Cox.

She (Adler) sings and plays rhythm guitar. He (Hearne) sings and plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica. Their live sets range from crooning love songs of losing and finding, to covering touchy subjects with quirky musical arrangements, to camping it up with modern-day spirituals steeped in dry wit.

Trivia of note: Hearne once toured as musical director with Roy Clark, and has performed from Hee Haw to Carnegie Hall; Adler co-wrote the theme song for the PBS children’s TV show Wishbone, and she is a former FFA Sweetheart.

The mission of Concert Conversations is to give the artist a comfortable (and acoustically delicious) space with professional sound and lighting in which to share with an attentive and intelligent audience, the passion of the art that drives him/her, which speaks to the passion that drives us.

Seating for $10 is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. For more information, call (815) 964-2238 or visit

Posted Aug. 8, 2012

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