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John McLaughlin, FolkDJ-WMUC. TheDigitalFolkLife.org

"Great voice, great songs! In The Balance~there's a range of emotions in this music. It's a beauty!"

Lilli Kuzma, FolkDJ-WDCB, 90.9FM, Chicago Public Radio, www.WDCB.org

"Enjoying your new album (In The Balance)! It's a pleasure to support your excellent music!"

Jane Woods, Fanrealm

"In The Balance-the title is perfect because this album is a wonderful balance of songs that range from inspirational to playful, that all celebrate life. With In the Balance, Lynn reached for the moon and she absolutely caught it!"
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Ron Goad, Songwriter's Association of Washington Board of Directors

"The warmest voice since Christine McVie."

Bob Gramann, Fredricksburg 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."

Leicasterbangs, UK

Lynn Hollyfield - Layers (Independent) 10/6/10 Lynn Hollyfield's Layers is a collection of ten original songs and a couple of well-chosen covers. Her indie-folk-pop style would have gone down a treat 25 years ago when she would have been opening up for 10,000 Maniacs or Cowboy Junkies, and it still sounds pretty good now. Hollyfield's voice is strong and seductive, and her songs are warm and inclusive. Her version of the classic "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" strips the song back but takes no rash liberties with either tempo or arrangement. The title track - one of her own - is a beauty, which harks back to the best work of goth-folkies All About Eve.
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John Rumsey, WKVR, 89.3FM, Four Strong Winds

"Every year a new artist comes along and captures my heart. Washington DC artist, Lynn Hollyfield, in her first solo, full length release, is this years discovery. She has a voice so warm and lovely it makes you want to run out and buy concert tickets.Grace Griffith provides marvelous harmony vocals on many tracks. Adding to Lynn's fine guitar work are a wealth of talented musicians who provide layers of instrumental support. A worthy first effort bound for my top 5 of 2010."

Maryland Independent, Dickson Mercer

'Layers' of Sound Power New CD from Local Folk Singer Hollyfield'. Through "Layers," Hollyfield presents a pensive, roots-driven collection of originals and two covers - Julie Miller's "Broken Things" and a jazz curveball, "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Each of the dozen tracks features the artist's angelic voice and fluid guitar picking.'
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Jane Woods, FanRealm

"Lynn sings folk music which is basically the music of the people. It celebrates the truly important things in life, the journey not the destination. All of Lynns songs are beautiful and contain a universal wisdom we can all identify with."
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Jean Bayou, President of the Songwriter's Association of Washington

"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your CD. It is a beautiful masterpiece, Lynn!!!"

Erin Radio, CHES 101.5FM, Steve Clarke, Acoustic Planet

"What a terrific album you've created with "Layers". It's my pick of the month here on Acoustic Planet and I'm sure it will quickly become a fave with the audience. This is an album that starts with a voice that wraps itself around you like a blanket, is held together with crystal clear recording and followed up with incisive lyrics and superior instrumentation. This one's a winner! Congratulations and thanks for sharing the music."

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."

Mark Michaelis, Acoustic Harmony, WGDR, 91.1 FM, VT

"I wanted let you know how very much I love "Layers"...The title absolutely does it justice and what I love so much about it is that it's such a lovely collection of songs that are interwoven together so specially that it's just a delight to listen to from start to finish...... Definitely one of my favorite releases of this year!" Layers is on the Top 20 New Releases - WGDR New Folk /Americana Library - August, 2010.

Carol Lite, Co-Chair:Program Committee, Washington Folk Festival 2011

"Your performance with Grace Griffith, at the 31st Washington Folk Festival, was a great success. Grace was so appreciative of being on stage with such a master singer and guitarist. Your voice was both sweet and powerful, and your songs mesmerizing. You added so much to the performance."

Grace Griffith-Singer, Multi WAMMIE Award Winner

"Your playing was strong and solid and "right on time" Made me want to play a Martin hearing that rich sound. Your singing was, to use Mike Joyce's term, seraphic! Absolutely lovely. You were fabulous."

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 : )."

Washington Post, Mike Joyce

Hollyfield's 'seraphic vocals' are accompanied by 'crisp guitar work.'

Micah Solomon, President, OASIS CD Duplication

"Thank you so much for sending along your CD. It is one of the most beautiful I have heard in a long time. It really made me actually enjoy the terrible rush hour commute. I love all the songs.

Steve Wolf, Bassist, SwingSpeak

"Lynn is a wonderful singer/songwriter." "Thanks for inviting me to participate in this momentous evening. Your performance was truly inspired and your songs are wonderful. I look forward to making music with you in the future.""

Amy White, Award Winning Multi-instrumentalist, Singer-Songwriter

"What a GORGEOUS CD Lynn!! The whole package, the sound, the cover art, the graphic design. Just beautiful! I just love hearing your voice. So rich & gentle & comforting/inviting.""

PG Journal

Hollyfield's voice is earthy and sensuous; ….

Cliff Lynn-Multimedia Poet

"You have a magnificent talent, you soar higher than a Boeing. When you're onstage and doing what you do, it's hypnotizing, or mesmerizing."

Diane Parks-Author and Poet

"Your music is the golden thread - your voice sews your audience to you - I feel simple and free and soft and calm and beautiful and grateful when I hear you sing. When you were on your last song, I looked into the audience and saw beautiful ribbons - each one of us became what you sewed with the strings of your guitar. There is such a gentleness about you and your voice - it's magical."

Aisha Raines-Black Chicks can Rock and Member of Board of Directors of SAW.

"I wanted to say that I loved your set. Honestly, you were my favorite performer last night. You allowed me to embrace the music and helped calm my nerves before my set. So basically I wanted to say thank you and that you did a great show as well. "

Lynn Hollyfield is a singer-songwriter who sings and plays her way into your soul. Her style includes many contemporary folk influences such as Neil Young, Patty Griffin and John Hiatt along with old classics and blues. She is an accomplished guitarist and exceptional vocalist which gently connects and draws her audiences in.

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