A gifted artist known for songs of uncommon beauty, power and insight, Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian stages, who released her sixth solo album in January, 2020. Following Lynoleum, Learning Curve, Broadview, Simplicity and The Conversation, her latest project Something More (produced by Noah Zacharin in association with Douglas September) explores beautiful new musical terrain in Lynn's ongoing exploration of love, life and the human spirit. Roger Knox of The WholeNote cites Lynn's "...finely crafted, penetrating lyrics and music." John Apice of Americana Highways writes “Lynn’s vocal tonality, phrasing, is up there with the best ballad singers of the past.” Also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. In all paths of her work, Lynn lifts up a powerfully inspiring message of love, hope and justice.


Coming Up

Lynn Harrison live on Facebook:
Friday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 - Now on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKL6x9kH1p4&feature=youtu.be

Full Calendar


The Bridge

The Bridge is an open mic on a monthly theme, launched in June 2015 and currently running monthly at Toronto’s Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue). In addition to musical offerings from Toronto songwriters, The Bridge presents inspiration from a wide range of sources and lifts up the spiritual dimension of all creative activity.


Speaking

Lynn is a frequent guest speaker at Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations throughout Southern Ontario. 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

Through CD Baby,
Through IndiePool,
Through iTunes,
Or contact Lynn directly. lynn (at) lynnharrison.ca


Music

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:

"...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, who released her sixth solo album in January, 2020. Following Lynoleum, Learning Curve, Broadview, Simplicity and The Conversation, her latest project Something More (produced by Noah Zacharin in association with Douglas September) explores beautiful new musical terrain in Lynn's ongoing exploration of love, life and the human spirit. Roger Knox of The WholeNote cites Lynn's "...finely crafted, penetrating lyrics and music." John Apice of Americana Highways writes “Lynn’s vocal tonality, phrasing, is up there with the best ballad singers of the past.” Also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. In all paths of her work, Lynn lifts up a powerfully inspiring message of love, hope and justice.