Lisa Lynn, Taking All My Secrets to the Grave (New Orleans Angel Records)

Lisa Lynn, Taking All My Secrets to the Grave, album cover

South Toledo native Lisa Lynn has been a fixture in the New Orleans music scene for more than 15 years, leaving briefly after the federal flood in 2005. After many years as a regular at Fritzel’s singing jazz standards, she made her way down to Frenchmen Street, where she performs original material at Three Muses.Buy on Amazon

Lynn’s latest, Taking All My Secrets to the Grave, reveals her songwriting skills. The tunes offered here are a down-to-earth indulgence. From the sultry title track to the country-tinged “Don’t Forget to Call,” the songs are unassuming but memorable. Guitarist and co-composer Jason Quick’s “Going Back to New Orleans” is clearly the standout track, as Lynn curves her voice around its lilting melody, cheerfully affirming, “I’m going to make me some money singing this sad song for you.”

Lynn’s excellent band on the disc also includes Chris Adkins on guitar, Roland Guerin on bass, Doug Belote on drums, and Leslie Martin on piano.