Encore Magazine August 2021

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Live Again At Last Stephen Lynch is touring again and thinking about his legacy by

JOHN LIBERTY

As far as Stephen Lynch is concerned, he doesn’t

want to hear the word “Covid” again, and audiences shouldn’t expect the topic to come up much when he begins performing this month for the first time in a year and a half. At the end of June, the Tony Award–nominated comedic songwriter announced “The Time Machine Tour” — a nationwide run starting Aug. 19 and continuing through the end of November, including two shows in Michigan. During a phone interview from his Kalamazoo home, Lynch says he tweaked the lyrics to his song “Time Machine” to address the all–encompassing pandemic and will perform it early in the show before moving on to his new material.

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