* What: Adler & Hearne.
* When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
* Where: Charles & Myrtle's Coffeehouse, 105 McBrien Road.
* Admission: $10 suggested donation.
* Phone: 892-4960.
* Venue website: www.christunity.com.
* Band website: www.adlerandhearne.com
2005: "Opposites Attract"
2010: "To The Heart"
2012: "Adler & Hearne Live at Eddie's Attic"
There is a sense of rooted personality to the music of Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne, a feeling of place that is tied up in every lyric and note.
Song to song, the husband-and-wife singers/songwriters seek to bring listeners into their lives to share in their joys and trials with music that is equally inspired by life on the road and on their 18-acre farm in Winnsboro, Texas.
The couple are self-described "organic song farmers," which Adler said is in reference to being open to inspiration and planting the seeds for their music whenever the opportunity arises.
"Songs come at you from all directions, and the main thing is that you show up and pay attention," she said. "It's all organic to our lives. We feel like if we sing about things we feel strongly about, it will stir others."
Texas is a melting pot of musical styles, and Adler and Hearne's music samples it all, from the blues of the pine-carpeted eastern hills to the folksy twang of the state's western reaches. That wide-ranging approach has helped them become finalists in several songwriting competitions throughout the region.
Saturday, Nov. 3, the couple will once again give Chattanoogans an ear into their lives when they take the stage at Charles & Myrtle's Coffeehouse. The show will be their first since making their debut at the venue last year with Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Michael Johnson.
Adler said she and Hearn love smaller rooms because they offer a chance to connect even more intimately with their listeners. Seeking out and embracing those moments is key to growing for grassroots, independent musicians, she said.
"We're building our momentum," Adler said. "We're building our audience one room and one concert at a time."
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Casey Phillips has worked as a features reporter in the Life department since May 2007. He writes about entertainment, consumer technology, animals and news of the weird. Casey hails from Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in German from Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked as the features editor for the student newspaper, Sidelines. Casey's writing has earned numerous accolades, including first and second place ...