The LYNNeS are a Canadian duo, unsurprisingly they are named Lynne and Lynn, their full names being Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two 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 two of Hanson's albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015).
Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters, with fourteen albums to her credit. Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of "porch music with a little red dirt" for the past 10 years and has released 6 albums. Together they make a force to be reckoned with and all the songs on this ten track album have ben co-written by the LYNNeS.
Their music is a blend of country/pop/folk with more than a hint of Fleetwood Mac and Ward Thomas. The main influence however is undoubtedly being derived from Nashville and all of the songs on this album would fit perfectly at the Grand Ole Opry or in the TV show of the city's name.
With clever lyrics, superb harmonies and high quality backing musicians, this debut album is an absolute joy from first track to last. Opening up with the beat driven "Cold Front" which sets the tempo for much of what is to follow. The title track "Heartbreak Song For The Radio" slows the pace down a touch and to my mind is the standout track on offer showing off the duo's writing and singing skills perfectly. "Recipe For Disaster" combines imaginative lyrics with a real foot tapper of a melody. "Dark Waltz" with its fabulous harmonies and ballroom rhythm affords the duo the opportunity to perfectly display their versatility and virtuosity. "Blue Tattoo" is a song that most closely resembles the music of the aforementioned Fleetwood Mac. Take a listen to this one and you will quite possibly hear Christine McVie in your mind.
All in all, this is a fabulous album to open up 2018 with and if it is a sign of things to come then it will be a good year for both music and The LYNNeS. They will be touring the UK from the 19th to the 28th February. For venues and prices check out the website. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
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