The stories are plentiful, and staggering: the seventh of 27 siblings, Lonnie endured troubling schooling, a chaotic early life and the racism of the Deep South — and survived to tell the tale. Lonnie Holley released his debut album in 2012 at the age of 62, and last year collaborated with artists like Michael Stipe, Justin Vernon, and Sharon Van Etten on Oh Me Oh My. The Alabama singer’s music is filled with a strong sense of hope and perseverance: as he gently reminds us, “none of us have but a little while.”

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