A gifted artist known for songs of uncommon beauty, power and insight, Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on North American stages. Jan Hall of Folk Roots Radio writes that Lynn's 7th album, Treasure (Feb. 2023) is "a goose-bump inducing new recording that reminds you of what is really important in life" and John Apice of Americana Highways calls the album "better than medicine, better than booze" and compares Lynn to "sophisticated folk singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s (such as) Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins and Jennifer Warnes." "Treasure" follows Lynn's 2020 release, Something More which was ranked among Folk Roots Radio's Top 20 albums of 2020 and praised for its"...finely crafted, penetrating lyrics and music" (Roger Knox, The WholeNote). For Lynn's entire catalogue, visit her on Bandcamp.
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.
Reviews of Treasure released February 25, 2023:
"This album will put you in a good mood if you’re not. Better than medicine. Better than booze. Better than lying around with the blue devils. There are no side effects to a good listen. Lynn Harrison always provides significance to her music when she takes [her songs'] simple words & melodies & projects them with her ever-smooth, effortless voice.
-John Apice, Americana Highways
"It’s obvious Ms. Harrison could befriend & sing with people like Dolly Parton, Reba McIntyre, Bonnie Raitt, or even an old-timer like Minnie Pearl. That’s quite a stretch." -John Apice, Americana Highways
"[Lynn] is a genuine throwback to the days when sophisticated folk singer-songwriters were proliferating in the 60s & early 70s (Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Jennifer Warnes). Her showcase is thoroughly modern & her vocals are always genuine with rich washes of melody in each tune." -John Apice, Americana Highways
'Lynn’s not a confectionary pop singer – her voice commands listening because it’s a voice that always has poignancy. And she says what she has to say eloquently." -John Apice, Americana Highways
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
“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
“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