Blend a powerful singer, crisp acoustic guitar player and a heartfelt observer of the world and you have singer-songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield. Her "indie-folk-pop style" (Leicasterbangs, UK) reflects an infusion of many influences including great jazz artists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, to contemporary influences of John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and CSNY. The resulting blend~her own voice mingling wit, a smoky sweetness and thoughtful reverie to her songwriting and performance.
Great news! Received a WAMMIE nomination (Washington Area Music Awards) for best Contemporary Female Vocalist! Honored to have this nomination and to be a part of this wonderul music community!
KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for the New Recording SUCCEEDED and is FULLY FUNDED!!! There is a new recording on the way!!!! Thanks to all who pledged, spread the word and helped this campaign succeed! $10,800 was pledged in one month for this new recording: In the Balance!!!! Woohooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm forever grateful!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! The recording is moving forward at Recording Arts, Fairfax, VA. I am fortunate to be working with the award winning producer, Marco Delmar. Things are going very well, thanks to all my supporters of the Kickstarter campaign which is making this possible! Read on...
For updates on the project-click on the link below! With Gratitude, Lynn
Lynn's Kickstarter Campaign-Fully FUNDED!!! There's a new album in the works!
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New Deal Cafe-Lynn Show (not the open mic)
with Mike Kelly, Carey Creed, Mary Gordon Hall
and Dave Abe (violin,mandolin,pennywhistle)
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Blend a powerful singer, crisp acoustic guitar player and a heartfelt observer of the world and you will have singer-songwriter, Lynn Hollyfield. Layers, her new solo recording, exploded on the folk scene in 2010, receiving air play and positive reviews-nationally and internationally-marking her as a rising star of contemporary folk music.
Hailing from Staten Island, NY, Lynn picked up a guitar at age 10 and started playing, learning from great jazz artists like Ella Fitzgerald and contemporary influences like the Beatles, CSNY, Shawn Colvin and John Hiatt. She soon started writing her own songs infusing these sounds to find her own voice, mingling contemporary folk, pop, blues and jazz. The resulting blend has been called an "indie-folk-pop style which could have (her) opening up for 10,000 Maniacs or Cowboy Junkies." (Leicasterbangs, UK).
Layers, marks a turning point in her work, and brings together her wit, smoky sweetness and a thoughtful reverie to her first, solo recording. 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)
"Hollyfield's songs are beautiful and contain a universal wisdom we can all identify with." (Fanrealm, Jane Woods)
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!
GREAT NEWS! Lynn received a WAMMIE Nomination for BEST Contemporary Folk Vocalist, Washington Area Music Association Awards 2012 & 2013
At the end of April, I performed at a BENEFIT CONCERT for a young women diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumor. Check this out and if you can make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Healing Jessica BENEFIT, www.HealingJessica.blogspot.com. All proceeds go to Healing Jessica to pay for medical costs.
CLICK HERE to listen to Lynn Hollyfield's LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW with Mark Michaelis
WGDR, 91.1FM, VT, Acoustic Harmony, 8/6/11.