Group features singer-songwriter Arrica Rose and Mark W. Lynn.
By Blurt Staff
They’re called Dear County and as noted above, it’s a summit of inspiration, merging talents for soulful country-folk sound encompassing touches of myriad other stylings. Here’s the first video from their new Low Country album, out on pOprOck Records. It was directed by Rose and edited by Rose and Jim Mitchell.
Dear: Rose, Lynn, Nelson Saarni, Julia Napier, Michael Smartt. More info at Dearcounty.com
The pair met on a spring evening at the Huntington Beach Library in Southern CA when Arrica was still a teenager and Mark was just a few years older. Her local punk band (Uxby) was opening for his touring band (Uranium 9 Volt). They had a brief conversation involving their mutual Italian heritage and New York family roots. Fast forward many moons, they re-met in San Francisco at Hotel Utah under similar circumstances. The stars aligned and their bands once again shared a stage, Arrica playing with her project Arrica Rose & the …’s and Mark with his, The Devil’s Own. After the show, Mark recalled their initial meeting, much to Arrica’s surprise. Within a few months a long distance love began and Arrica was arranging to spend a lot more time in the Bay Area (traveling up from Los Angeles). Just like that, Dear County was born.