Personnel: Ashley Kingman (guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, mandolin); Carl Leyland (guitar, banjo, piano); Ramon Espinoza (guitar); Kevin O'Connor (drums).
Audio Mixer: James Stevens.
Recording information: The Powow Fun Room, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Joseph Cultice.
Rockabilly diva Kim Lenz's first album since 2009's It's All True, 2013's Follow Me is a smoky, swaggering, old-school rockabilly album that showcases Lenz's furious vocals. The album was produced by journeyman roots music pianist Carl Sonny Leyland and features Lenz's backing ensemble the Jaguars, including guitarists Ashley Kingman and Ramon Espinoza, bassist Kevin Stewart, and drummer Kevin O'Connor. Follow Me comes on the heels of a period of personal upheaval and self-reflection for Lenz, who discovered she was adopted after the release of It's All True. It's also the first album Lenz recorded since losing her longtime friend and bandmate guitarist Nick Curran, who died from cancer in 2012. However, rather than letting these setbacks drain her creativity, Lenz emerged from her period of turmoil with a stronger sense of who she is and renewed rock & roll vision. Centered around the mysterious and sultry title track, Follow Me is Kim Lenz at her best.