Toronto singer-songwriter Lynn Harrison joins us on Episode 657 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her seventh solo album “Treasure”, a goose-bump inducing new recording that Lynn describes as ‘uplifting songs for complicated times’. It’s certainly an album that provides you with a clear reminder about what is really important in life – and it’s an inspiring and uplifting conversation. We wrap up the episode with more new releases, and this time around we’ve decided to stay with female artists and feature great new songs from Karan Casey, Rachel Baiman, Iris DeMent, April Verch & Cody Walters and Mary Gauthier. Remember, If you like the artists you hear on this show and want to support them, don’t just stream their music – BUY their music, and then you’ll really make a difference to their income at a time when it is becoming much more difficult to make a living as a musician. Check out the full playlist below.
Toronto singer-songwriter Lynn Harrison has just released a wonderful new album “Treasure”, a recording that Lynn describes as ‘uplifting songs for complicated times’. Twelve songs that share an inspirational message of love, hope and justice; and a clear reminder about what is really important in life. The follow up to another beautiful recording, “Something More”, which became one of Our Favourite Albums of 2020, Treasure was again produced by Douglas September. It features Lynn Harrison on acoustic guitar and vocals, with support from Bob Cohen on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, tambourine and mandolin; Douglas September (pedal steel) with David Woodhead (bass) and Ambrose Pottie on drums. Lynn Harrison is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and has been serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto since 2016. However, she will be leaving that post in October 2023 to allow her to share her wisdom and musical gift throughout the Unitarian Universalist network in Southern Ontario while also giving her more time to focus on her music career. To learn more about this wonderful goose-bump inducing project, we’re pleased to welcome Lynn Harrison back to Folk Roots Radio. Visit Lynn Harrison online at lynoleum.com. Photo Credit: Richard Brown. Music: Lynn Harrison “This Quiet Life”, “Let’s Talk to Each Other Like Trees”, “Me And My Swinging Mood” and “Holding It Together (As The World Falls Apart)” from “Treasure”. (2023, Self)
We included an excerpt from our great in-depth interview with Lynn Harrison in Episode 498 of Folk Roots Radio. You can now check out the full interview here. Enjoy!
Lynn Harrison is a wonderful storytelling singer-songwriter with a fine turn of phrase. Her sixth recording “Something More”, which was produced by Douglas September and Noah Zacharin, features 12 thoughtful and reflective songs about life, love and the power of the human spirit. It’s a beautiful album, and a joy from beginning to end. As befits the production team behind the project, this album has a wonderful feel to it, and includes some excellent players – Noah Zacharin on electric guitar, Douglas September on lap steel, George Koller on bowed bass, Ian de Souza on electric bass and Adam Warner on drums and percussion with cameos from Ed Michael Roth on a bouncy accordion, Denis Keldie on Hammond organ, and Alexander Brown on trumpet. Lynn Harrison is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister, and currently serving at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto. She 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 aspects of her work, Lynn Harrison shares an inspirational message of love, hope and justice. For more information about the music of Lynn Harrison, visit lynnharrison.ca. Music: Lynn Harrison “You Come To Me”, “When I’m On The Water”, “The Protester” and “Something More” from “Something More” (Self, 2020) CDN.
Toronto singer-songwriter and Unitarian Universalist minster Lynn Harrison joins us on Episode 498 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about her wonderful new album “Something More”. It’s a great interview and really inspiring – you definitely don’t want to miss it. We also continue to celebrate International Women’s Day with more new music from female artists and this time around we feature Lunar Bloom, Kristen Martell, Minuscule, Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn, Della Mae, Rose Cousins, The Haden Triplets and Lynne Hanson. Check out the full playlist below.