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November 12, 2014


September 13, 2014

Season Starter for Calgary Folk Club Sets the Bar High ... read the full review from the Calgary Herald here.

June 3, 2014

Lynn along with Keith Glass have been nominated for a Sterling Award for Outstanding Score of a Play or Musical for their work on Make Mine Love (Citadel Theatre). The Sterling Awards were created in 1987 to enhance the profile of live professional theatre and bring about a greater awareness of the performing arts in Edmonton. 

April 28, 2014
If you listened to Lynn on the Vinyl Cafe and want to find the songs ... "The People You Love" is on Blackflowers
Vol 2
and "My Road" is on Downpour. Both CDs are available here.

November 10, 2013
Lynn took home a Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year for Downpour.



October 11, 2013
Lynn has been nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards
Solo Artist
English Songwriter
Contemporary Album
Awards take place Nov 10 in Calgary.

September 2, 2013
New review from CBC's Bob Mersereau:



June 26, 2013
Click on the image below to read the full review from Maverick Magazine.




Also the full review from Folk Roots / Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif below.
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Mike Smith’s cover painting – a beautiful, but lonely scene of a solitary farmhouse and some telephone poles out in the middle of nowhere under a stormy sky – and the title, Downpour, set the scene for the 11 superbly crafted and beautifully arranged and performed songs on Lynn Miles’ new album. It’s a scene that suggests a certain degree of chosen isolation broken up, at times, by forces of nature and communication.

Indeed, these are songs that poetically and melodically capture human loneliness, chosen and not, conflict and conflict resolution, communication and lack-of-communication and much more.

The album opens with the stunning “More,” a series of metaphorical contrasts that suggest a spirit intent on complete experiences in everything she does. Some of my other favourites on Downpourinclude “My Road,” an honest song about the loneliness and the fulfillment, the joys and the sorrows of the musician’s life on the road; “Party Too Long,” a song that I think most of us who’ve reached a certain age can relate to; “Sad,” a succession of comparisons that suggest images of sadness; and “Million Brilliant,” an insightful song that kind of shows how so many of the feelings and emotions described in many of the other songs on the album are really a part of every complex human relationship – including relationships that are sustained over time. “Million Brilliant,” by the way, would be a great song for a bluegrass band looking for superior material.

Downpour is an intimate album performed by Lynn on vocals and several instruments including guitars, piano and pump organ, and just one collaborator, producer Ian Lefeuvre on harmony vocals and multi-instruments. Lynn and Ian have worked together on several of Lynn’s earlier albums and the musical chemistry between them is palpable.

I’ve a deep appreciation for almost all of Lynn’s past work and several of her albums are favourites from my music collection. Downpour, though, has quickly become my favourite Lynn Miles album (at least until her next one) – and that says a lot.- Mike Regenstreif June 2013

June 4, 2013
Lynn's brand new studio CD Downpour is now available! Visit the Albums page for purchasing details, including digital downloads from CD Baby.

Downpour
is already # 12 on the Euroamericana chart and gets 5 stars from Maverick Magazine!!!




June 3, 2013

Lynn's song "Three Chords And The Truth" was recently featured on the BBC TV series "Case Histories" Lynn will be playing 6 festivals as well as concerts this summer across Canada and the US. Check out tour dates for details.
April 23, 2013
Lynn is about to release her new CD "Downpour". Eleven new song of love and life, darkness and light...a celebration of our fragile, flawed and beautiful world. Release Date June 4, 2013. See Lynn at festivals in Canada and the US this summer.

December 10, 2012
Here's a brand new review of Black Flowers Vol.3 from Maverick Magazine in the UK. Click on the thumbnail to read the full review.



October 28, 2012
Ottawa Life Magazine did a recent feature on Lynn. Read the article here.

October 20, 2012

Lynn Miles 25 Years in Song ... October 26, 2012


August 21, 2012
Black Flowers Vol. 3 CD is released today!
To purchase a copy of the new CD visit the album section of the website.
Here are the lyrics (PDF).



February 11, 2012
There's a feature article in the March / April 2012 version of Maverick Magazine in the UK. To read the article click here.

December 21. 2011
Lynn won the Canadian Folk Music Award Songwriter of the year!

October 22, 2011
Fall For Beauty
has been nominated for TWO Canadian Folk Music Awards - Contemporary Album of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year!

August 23, 2011
One Change is using Lynn's song"Something Beautiful" as the theme song for their new campaign.
More to come soon...

March 15, 2011
There's a brand new review of Fall For Beauty from the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange:

"Fall for Beauty is not only one of the best albums of the year, but one of the best recordings of any year. She may be Canada's troubadour, but she belongs to all of us. Her talent is a shining light on a dark day; a beacon of timeless beauty." - Roberta B. Schwartz

To read the complete review click here

February 28, 2011
Lynn Miles' Fall For Beauty was voted Penguin Eggs Album of the Year! More than 40 members of the media, folk club and folk festival artistic directors, and various individuals with an acute knowledge of folk, roots and world music in Canada participated in Penguin Eggs tenth annual poll.

February 26, 2011
Fall For Beauty
is the number one album this week on the Roots Music Report Roots Country Chart and Canadian International Chart!

February 1, 2011
Fall For Beauty has been nominated for a 2011 JUNO award for solo Roots & Traditional album of the year!

January 3, 2011
Fall For Beauty
makes the Top 10 in the Toronto Star's 2010 Year in Roots Music list:
article

November 24, 2010
Another new review from the UK. This time from All Gigs with 4.5 stars out of a possible 5.
"Far more rewarding is Lynn Miles, a country-roots singer with a voice that could make a cat purr and a hummingbird, well, hum. With delight, that is ... Fall For Beauty is, quite simply, delicious." Paul Pledger
read the full review here

November 16, 2010
“Fall For Beauty” is a classy album from a classy performer. It’s as simple as that." 4/5
Read the full review from Bluesbunny (UK) here.

October 14, 2010
Maverick Magazine (UK) Review
5 out of 5 stars
"Having reviewd albums for some three decades, in any one year only a handful of albums truly deserve the maximum accolade of five stars. If everything were fair in this flawed human existance, FALL FOR BEAUTY would (at least) be a six." AW
click to view full review

October 11, 2010
Toronto Star Review
Fall for Beauty (True North)
3.5 stars (out of 4)

It seems an almost perversely guilty pleasure to fall for a roots/country singer in the midst of the multicultural bustle of Toronto. But Lynn Miles' eighth studio album, brimming with 10 of her own creations, is seductive for the very reason that this genre of music exists in the first place: sheer emotional honesty, unbridled by pretension or irony. It doesn't matter if we love opera or hip hop; all we want is to move forward in our lives, come what may.

But, as Miles sings in on the title track, “Something Beautiful,” “there is no clean getaway.” The songs' style ranges from old-country waltz to light rock (on the title track) and outright pop. Each match of poetry and melody has its own insinuating wiles. A lot of credit goes to Miles' rich voice and deft hands on acoustic guitar and piano. She gets help from producer Ian Lefeuvre, who picks up a number of instruments, double-bass player Maury Lafoy and violinist Drew Jurecka.

Top track: “Time to Let the Sun,” as it unleashes a dramatic resolve to “put your dress on/ It's time to swing and sway/ It's time to let the sun have its day.” Miles performs live at the Glenn Gould Studio on Nov. 10.

John Teraud

October 4, 2010
AVAILABLE IN CANADA OCTOBER 5 - FALL FOR BEAUTY
visit the True North Records website to purchase

"As strong a selection of songs as Lynn has offered since kicking off her recording career in the early 90s. Which is saying a lot considering that Lynn's admirers include the New York Times and the Washington Post" - CBC Radio Music Matters

Fall for Beauty