Lynn Miles has been sort of an idol of mine for decades.
When I first heard her I was so taken by her exceptional song writing – her honest, vulnerable, exceedingly well-crafted songs that really raised the bar in my mind. And then there’s her unmistakable voice – beautiful, full of character and rich tone. She’s also a hell of a good guitar player. In fact, when I did a “My Playlist” show for CBC I included her song “Unravel” as one of my top 10 favourite songs. As is so often the case in the folk world, we crossed paths soon enough – first on a festival stage in Ottawa and I discovered what a wicked sense of humour she has – on and off stage!
Lynn is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, with 13 solo albums to her credit; a Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year; multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards including Solo Artist of The Year and English Songwriter of the Year; and several other awards for her with THE LYNNeS . Her song “Black Flowers” is on the 2017 Grammy-nominated North By South album by Claire Lynch. Her song “Three Chords and the Truth” is included in the BBC TV show Case Histories. Oh, the accolades and accomplishments go on.
One of the great benefits meeting and befriending other artists is being able to invite them to Bowen Island for a concert and sleepover. And that’s just what’s going to happen Feb.1, at 7:30 p.m. at our wonderful Tir-na-nOg Theatre.
Tickets are $25 at Phoenix Books and online at trustme.bpt.me. Don’t worry – if your plans change you can’t find a friend for the ticket contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you a refund! See www.lynnmilesmusic.ca.