Ottawa based singer-songwriter Lynn Miles joins us on Episode 650 of Folk Roots Radio to chat about “TumbleWeedyWorld”, her sixteenth album in a career that has to date yielded more than 900 songs and numerous awards including a Juno, and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards. One of Canada’s finest songwriters, recordings by Lynn Miles consistently feature prominently in Best of the Year lists and readers polls. It’s a fabulous conversation and although we can only share part of the interview with you on this episode, it is definitely worth checking out – especially to hear what Lynn has to say about songwriting and the challenges of making a living as a musician in post pandemic times. As always, we wrap up the rest of the episode with more of the latest new releases. This time around they are all by Canadian artists, and we feature new music from Claire Coupland, Dave Gunning, Jason Wilson, Steve Dawson, Colleen Brown and Jessica Rhaye. 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.
Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Lynn Miles has written more than 900 songs in her career – a staggering amount. Clearly, this reflects the level of commitment a consummate artist makes to her calling. Lynn is one of Canada’s finest songwriters and has picked up numerous awards including a Juno, and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and her albums consistently feature prominently in Best of the Year lists and readers polls. Lynn joins us on Folk Roots Radio to chat about her latest album – album number sixteen, “TumbleWeedyWorld”, an excellent new recording with a warm acoustic folk feel that at times almost dips into bluegrass. The album features ten songs that reflect on the uncertainty and fragility of life, and the obstacles (the tumbleweeds) that can destabilize and destroy intimate relationships. It’s a fabulous conversation with a special emphasis on the art of songwriting and the challenges of making a living as a musician in post-pandemic times. In addition to being a fine songwriter, Lynn Miles is also a vocal coach, producer, and public speaker. In fact, Lynn spoke movingly on the issue of Musicians and Mental Health at Folk Alliance in 2019. For more information about the music of Lynn Miles, visit lynnmiles.ca. Photo: Balfour Photo. Music: Jay Aymar “Overtime” (Theme) from “Overtime” (2013, Self), Lynn Miles “Night Owl”, “Highway 105”, “Johnny Without June” and “Gold In The Middle” from “Tumbleweedyworld” (2023, True North Records).