A gifted artist known for songs of uncommon beauty, power and insight, Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian stages, soon to release her sixth solo recording. 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. Also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Lynn is also the creator and host of The Bridge, a themed open stage that blends music and spirituality in an innovative and inclusive way. In all paths of her work, Lynn lifts up a powerfully inspiring message of love, hope and justice.


Coming Up

Wednesday, Feb. 19th - 7:30
The Bridge on "Comedy & Tragedy"
Tranzac Club (Main Hall) - 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto
Lynn hosts shared stage on a theme

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival
"Legendary Women of Folk" (Tribute to
Joni Mitchell, Buffy Ste Marie and more)
Annex Commons, 296 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival
"Women Who Write": Lynn Harrison, Lynn Miles and Meg Tennant
Tranzac Club Main Hall - 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8:00 p.m.
Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival
Lynn Harrison in concert with Noah Zacharin
Tranzac Club, Southern Cross room- 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto

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:

“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

“She falls in that folk-pop world that suits thoughtful writers so well.” ~ Bob Mersereau

“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. 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

"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, soon to release her sixth solo recording. 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. Also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, Lynn is also the creator and host of The Bridge, a themed open stage that blends music and spirituality in an innovative and inclusive way. In all paths of her work, Lynn lifts up a powerfully inspiring message of love, hope and justice.