The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. These 2 songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced 2 of Hanson's albums, ”River Of Sand” in 2014 and ”7 Deadly Spins” in 2015. For THE LYNNeS songs are what matter the most, and their debut album “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” pairs hauntingly gritty lyrics with tight vocal harmonies.
The duo adopted an old school approach to recording their album, choosing to record to tape and recording all the bed tracks and many of the vocal and acoustic guitar parts live off the floor. Tracks like “Don't Look Down” and “Dark Waltz” showcase the unmistakable touch of Juno award winning guitarist Kevin Breit (Nora Jones, KD Lang, Rosanne Cash). The infectious “Recipe For Disaster” highlights the songwriting duo's knack to craft a catchy melody and memorable lyrics, while the radio friendly title track “Heartbreak For The Radio” begs for the listener to hit repeat. The athletic groove of the funky “Halfway To Happy” is a brilliant counterweight to the airy “Blue Tattoo”, which would not be out of place on a Fleetwood Mac album.
Each song on the album is a co-write, producing a truly collaborative effort, drawing on the strengths two Lynn(e), to create a sum greater than two individual parts.
The 2 witty songwriters play off each other live, often leaving the audience howling with laughter with their between song-banter. Miles has a slight edge in the humour department. Not surprising given Hanson’s burden of a lifetime of carrying the weight of a superfluous E. In addition to their beautiful harmonies, the 2 are skilled multi instrumental musicians, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion.
Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer songwriters, with 14 albums to her credit, the winner of 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, including 2011 English Songwriter Of The Year, and a 2003 Juno award for Roots & Traditional Solo Album Of The Year. Her song “Black Flowers” appeared on Claire Lynch’s Grammy nominated album “North By South”.
Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of ’porch music with a little red dirt’ for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.