A gifted artist known for songs of uncommon beauty, power and insight, Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian stages, whose seventh solo album, "Treasure," will be released on February 25th, 2023. Her 2020 release, Something More was ranked among the Top 20 albums of 2020 by Jan Hall of Folk Roots Radio. As well, Roger Knox of The WholeNote cites Lynn's "...finely crafted, penetrating lyrics and music" and John Apice of Americana Highways writes “Lynn’s vocal tonality, phrasing, is up there with the best ballad singers of the past.” Lynn is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. Following Lynoleum, Learning Curve, Broadview, Simplicity and The Conversation, and Something More, Lynn Harrison's "Treasure" is a shining new collection of uplifting songs for complicated times.

For more information contact:
Beverly Kreller SPEAK Music
Phone: 416-922-3620, Cell: 416-258-5683
Email: bev@speak-music.com


Coming Up

"Treasure" Release Concert and Livestream
Saturday, February 25th - 7:30 p.m.
Eastminster Church - 310 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
With Bob Cohen, David Woodhead, Ambrose Pottie and Douglas September
Tickets $20 at the door and at link coming soon.

Full Calendar


Speaking

Lynn currently serves as Associate Minister at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. Here are a few of her sermons.

Read "Playing for Keeps" (First Unitarian of Toronto, 2014-06-08) and "Conversations With Life" (First Unitarian of Toronto, 2014-03-23).


Order CDs

To purchase a CD, please contact Lynn directly. lynn (at) lynoleum.com
Lynn's music can also be found on Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify.


Music and Reviews

Listen:

Crossing My Mind from "Broadview"
When I Walk, I Run from "Learning Curve"
Bicycle Bell from "Simplicity"
Complicated Things from "Lynoleum"
Pillow from "Simplicity"

Reviews of Something More released January 26th, 2020:

"12 thoughtful and reflective songs about life, love and the human spirit. A beautiful album and a joy from beginning to end." - Jan Hall, Folk Roots Radio ("Something More" ranked #18 in Jan's Top 20 Albums of 2020)

"...finely crafted, penetrating lyrics and music" - Roger Knox, The WholeNote

"“…Protester and Pretty It Up become distinguished contributions in the social justice tradition.” - Roger Knox, The WholeNote

“Hope in the face of difficulty is pervasive, and this artist’s inner depth no doubt also supports her work as Unitarian Universalist minister.” - Roger Knox, The WholeNote

“...her clear alto voice and confident acoustic guitar work are notable.” - Roger Knox, The WholeNote

“I knew instantly Lynn was a special artist… “ ~ John Apice, Americana Highways

“Lynn’s vocal tonality, phrasing, is up there with the best ballad singers of the past.” ~ John Apice, Americana Highways

“Harrison's sixth album is shot full of humanity and morality.” ~ Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Singles

“She falls in that folk-pop world that suits thoughtful writers so well.” ~ Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Singles

"I highly recommend her new album, Something More. Here is a true artist as poet, musical composer, instrumentalist, singer, guitarist and performer. Her integrity and spiritual insight are emotionally moving." - Singer-Songwriter Allan Fraser

More Reviews

“A true songbird whose deft lyrical and musical sensibility shines on…” ~ Gary 17, Toronto Moon Magazine

“Pop-Roots songwriter Lynn Harrison is truly a Canadian treasure. ~ Gary 17, Toronto Moon Magazine

"...this soulful, passionate and witty tunesmith crafts tunes on a diverse range of topics.” ~ Gary 17, Toronto Moon Magazine

“She employs musical ‘scapes and voices varying from earnest to whimsical, covering subjects including nature’s beauty and majesty, quirks of human relationships, political proselytizing and even spirited sheer silliness on occasion. ~ Gary 17, Toronto Moon Magazine

"The singer-songwriter interprets our experience and enhances the texture and flavour of life. [...] Lynn Harrison's work reflects a musical sensibility that makes it imperative to participate in creating her music. The empathy and intelligence of her lyrics engage on multiple levels simultaneously. - Singer-Songwriter Allan Fraser

"One of the Toronto music scenes enduring treasures and a passionate soul committed to finding a higher path" - Gary Orbit, Toronto Moon

“Lynn is the kind of folk singer I try to model myself after; that is to say, she sings of our happinesses and our sufferings with moral purpose, simplicity and courage. Perhaps her essential quality is her aim to attest to the truth of these dark times while at the same time refusing the easy lure of mean cleverness, trend, or worse--hopeless cynicism.” - Singer-Songwriter Jon Brooks

"Like all poetry the simple words plumb real depths of the human condition"
Mark Anderson, "Faithful Folk" NY

"Lynn's music gets to the essence of what life is all about"
Charles Adler, Global Television

"...a performer unafraid to reach into the darker parts of her heart for buried treasure." Gregg Quill, Toronto Star

"...a brightly ringing soundbyte in an uncertain world"
Ron Cunningham, New York

Editorial Songwriting:

All of the songs from Lynn's two-year project as songwriter-in-residence for "Take5" on CIUT 89.1 FM (current events program) can be found here.


Lynn Harrison

A gifted artist known for songs of uncommon beauty, power and insight, Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian stages, whose seventh solo album, "Treasure," will be released on February 25th, 2023. Her 2020 release, Something More was ranked among the Top 20 albums of 2020 by Jan Hall of Folk Roots Radio. As well, Roger Knox of The WholeNote cites Lynn's "...finely crafted, penetrating lyrics and music" and John Apice of Americana Highways writes “Lynn’s vocal tonality, phrasing, is up there with the best ballad singers of the past.” Lynn is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. Following Lynoleum, Learning Curve, Broadview, Simplicity and The Conversation, and Something More, Lynn Harrison's "Treasure" is a shining new collection of uplifting songs for complicated times.

For more information contact:
Beverly Kreller SPEAK Music
Phone: 416-922-3620, Cell: 416-258-5683
Email: bev@speak-music.com