Singer-Songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield, delights audiences with her warm vocals, accomplished acoustic guitar playing and her original, unique melodies that flow and connect to her audience through her inviting performance.
Her newest solo recording, IN THE BALANCE, is here! In the Balance, an album of 12 original songs. A soulful mix of Indie-folk-pop music with a little bit of blues and jazz. This album has been possible due to the success of a Kickstarter Campaign.
REVIEW of In The Balance by John McLaughlin, Folk DJ of Roots & Wings and This Digital Folk Life (Facebook)6/1/14 "About a year or so ago. I had the privilege of having Lynn Hollyfield on my radio show, "Roots & Wings," on WMUC-FM, The U Maryland's station in College Park. She was such a fine guest-quick & witty in repartee, plus a great voice and songs-that when I saw she was going to be featured yesterday afternoon at the Washington Folk Festival in Glen Echo, MD, I made sure I got dropped over there for the day. Great lineup, packed stages - seven of them, as I recall - but I had a great time at Lynn's performance, with a fine band behind her including piano and harmonies from Carey Creed, and we talked a while after the set. This CD is "Lynn Hollyfield's~New Album~In the Balanc" - check her webpage, www.LynnHollyfield.com, and it's a beauty. With mostly her own compositions, some of which she featured in her performance yesterday, plus "New Way to Fly," "Mostly Wild" and "Cul de Sac" (lyrics by Carol Burbank, music by Lynn Hollyfield), there's a range of moods and emotions captured in this music. The band with her Carey Creed and Grace Griffith - harmony vocals, Brian Simms - piano, accordion and organ, Jim Brink -percussion and Steve Wolf - bass, is very tight, even if I heard Carey, who played piano and di backing vocals yesterday, exclaiming as she came offstage, "She doesn't need a band - she's 'such' a strong singer!" True, but no harm in this band behind anyone. Anyway, my favorite cuts, as of now, are the title cut, which opens the album, "Cul de Sac" (which she also featured in her set yesterday), "Inside Out" (tricky lyrics here) and "Because of You," a deliberately slow-starting love song which gets more intense the longer it goes (about 5 minutes of steam building up). But you'll find your own favorites once you get hold of it. Do so soon, and see what I'm getting at - John McLaughlin."
For updates on the Kickstarter project, click on the link below!
With Gratitude, Lynn
Chapman State Park
3452 Ferry Place
Indian Head, MD 20640
Grace Griffith Tribute Concert & CD Release
The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Grace Griffith, Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer,
Lisa Mosatiello, Al Petteway, Carey Creed,
Randy Barrett, Chris Noyes, Lynn hollyfield,
Lenny Williams, Dave Abe, Chris Biondo
Jim Robeson and Christina Muir
Proceeds from this concert will go towards Grace's
Medical Care in dealing with Parkinson's Disease
Sunday, 7:30pm, Admission: $34.50
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What people are saying...
Ron Goad, Songwriter's Association of Washington Board of Directors~ "The warmest voice since Christine McVie."
Bob Gramann, Fredricksburg (VA) Songwriter's Showcase~ "There is no other way to say this: Your songs were just plain beautiful. Your songs, voice, and guitar arrangements fit together in a beautiful whole."
Hollyfield's "indie-folk-pop style which could have (her) opening up for 10,000 Maniacs or Cowboy Junkies." (Leicasterbangs, UK).
The Maryland Independent praised Layers as "a pensive, roots-driven collection which features the artist's angelic voice and fluid guitar picking." (Maryland Independent, Dickson Mercer)
Lynn Veronneau, Veronneau, Jazz Vocalist "I've been listening to your CD. It's beautiful...I could listen to your voice all day. A most gorgeous tone."
"Hollyfield's songs are beautiful and contain a universal wisdom we can all identify with." (Fanrealm, Jane Woods)
iTunes Customer Review of LAYERS, "Great Album (Five Stars) "My Dad popped this in the car today after school, and I loved it! The music was so passionate and wonderful. Buy this album, it's great! Lynn made me smile after a crappy day : )."
GREAT NEWS! Lynn received a WAMMIE Nomination for BEST Contemporary Folk Vocalist, 2013-Washington Area Music Awards.
Opened for Christine Lavin, Cellar Stage, Uptown Concert Series, Focus Music 4/2013!
On 11/13/12, Lynn opened for Loudon Wainwright III at the Ram's Head Inn, Annapolis, MD.
PaulMerklein.com - Loudon and Lynn show review. Blog commentary from the LW3 show 11/2012 where Lynn was the opening act at The Ram's Head Inn, Annapolis, MD.
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN Fully FUNDED-$10,800 pledged to the new recording!!!! CLICK HERE to check out updates on the new recording-In the Balance!
Carey Creed's new CD project, Small Braveries, received the Best Contemporary Folk Album Wammie; Thank you Carey for asking me to be a part of the backing harmonies on this great album. www.CareyCreed.com. The CD is fantastic! Lynn also added some harmonies to Songwriter, Mike Kelly's new CD project!
CLICK HERE to listen to Lynn Hollyfield's LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW with Mark Michaelis
WGDR, 91.1FM, VT, Acoustic Harmony, 8/6/11.