Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With thirteen solo albums to her credit, the winner of the 2002 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year and multiple Canadian Folk Music awards including “Solo Art-ist of The Year” for her CD “Downpour” and 2011 “English Songwriter of the Year”.Lynn is one half of the duo “THE LYNNeS” who in 2018 released the Album “Heart-break Song For The Radio”. which received two 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Ensemble of the year and English Songwriters of the year. She has also produced several CD’s for fellow artists, including singer/songwriter Lynne Hanson’s “River Of Sand” Album, and “Seven Deadly Spins”.
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 include in the BBC TV show “Case Histories”
In 2013 Lynn was nominated for an Edmonton Theatre Sterling Award for best musical score, along with her guitar player Keith Glass.
Lynn was an instructor in Carleton University’s popular music program for five years, teaching performance and songwriting.
She recently performed an evening of her music at the National Arts Centre with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Lynn has toured and continues to tour across North American, Great Britain and Eu-rope, and is working on a new album.
By James Diaz, Anti-Heroin Chic:
The music of Lynn Miles is truly one of a kind. Not only is she one of Canada’s best singer-songwriters, she’s one of the best, period. Folk music has many voices but hers is a voice that stands out, it’s a voice that knows the ways and long twisting back roads of the world, a voice that has lived and conveys that living through every song. It’s a voice we all know. It sings of love, loss, coping, travel, sense of place and purpose, broken promises, what get’s us through, what doesn’t, how we defy the odds, making a perfectly beautiful human mess of things along the way. As she sings in one of her songs, “It’s not the hurt, it’s what you’ve built around it, it’s bitter and it’s tall, you practice being cool and confident for so long now, you got yourself a wall, not everybody’s gonna understand, so that’s why they might say, try not to be so sad.” Lynn’s is a music that understands, that breaks through the wall around our hearts and speaks truth to our lives. New York Times music critic, John Pareles wrote that Miles’ music “makes forlorn feel like a state of grace.” I couldn’t agree more.