Lynn Frances Anderson

Lynn Frances Anderson

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Lynn Frances Anderson is a powerful performer. Lynn is unique in her ability to connect deeply with her audience, and cause them to feel part of a musical experience. Anderson’s original sound is spotlighted by her strong vocals and rich songwriting.

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Biography

A life long performing songwriter, Lynn Frances Anderson released her fourth recording, One Fine Day, in 2010. Anderson’s vocal and stylistic versatility incorporates the depth and character of rhythm & blues into contemporary roots-rock Americana music.

Several respected musicians have offered their support of Anderson’s music by performing and recording with her.

In addition to recording, Anderson is currently opening for the Tony Coleman Band which includes past and present members of BB King's band. Coleman is King’s current drummer with a rich baritone voice.

Deep Grooves Meet Honest Lyrics

One Fine Day is Anderson's fourth and richest work so far. From the depths of the human experience - to the heights of ecstasy - Lynn’s deep, rich, painfully sultry voice blankets the listener in an aural embrace. Her vocals have reached a depth previously unheard. Moreover, Lynn's stunning vocal performances are enhanced and enriched by her musical arrangements. One Fine Day is a very personal and inspiring journey which universally unites Anderson with her audience.

Luckily for her fans, Anderson's personal transformation seems to have deepened her spirit, along with her vocal, musical and lyrical talent. It is not often that an artist allows her admirers such access... but listening to One Fine Day, one gets the feeling that they are integral to the existence of her music.

Anderson has long been acclaimed for her rich and powerful vocals. Her songwriting has gone deeper and become even stronger with One Fine Day. Her personal journey through “the eye of the needle” brings her audience closer to her heart with legendary violinist, Scarlet Rivera weaving a soulful cry through Band of Angels.

The first single is Stranger, a Rolling Stones-esc pop song that rolls through sensual overtones, hand claps and hope. Intense stripped down ballads showcase Anderson's vocal solidity. (Let Me Be Your Winter, What About My Heart?) Sexy roots-rock songs offer fans the passionate sound they experience live in Anderson’s fiery stage performances. (Closer, I’m Not Gonna Beg) Anderson’s sex-tension grabbing rootsy R&B tune (Love Voodoo) features BB King’s drummer, Tony Coleman, and co-writer and backing vocalist, Holly Leer.

From the torturous truth revealed in the title track, One Fine Day, outlined by Jennifer Batten’s roaring guitars, to the solemnity and transformation confessed in Let Me Be Your Winter, Lynn consistently reaches deep within to pull blossoms from the mud.

One Fine Day contains 13 skillfully crafted originals and one bonus track, Come to Me, which is ONLY available with the purchase of the physical CD. Come to Me is not downloadable. Come to Me is sparse, haunting and breathtakingly beautiful.

Fans have come to enjoy Anderson’s knack for gathering A-list players for her recordings and live shows.

Features:
Jennifer Batten, lead guitar (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck)
Scarlet Rivera, violin (Bob Dylan, Keb Mo, Mary J. Blige, Indigo Girls)
Tony Coleman, drums (BB King)
Damian Erskine, bass (Peter Erskine Trio, Gino Vanelli)

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Roots-Rock, Americana, Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Recommended if you like: Shawn Colvin, Missy Higgins, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Annie Lennox, James Taylor

Lyrics

Time to Learn to Heal

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

Some days it ain’t easy for a man to see
that his inner beauty is something that he needs

I don’t know why society asks a man to be
some kind of cartoon hero and not a summer breeze

Sometimes a man might need to show his softer side
Sometimes a man may need to curl up and cry

He’s been trying to be strong
But no one taught him how to feel
He’s been fighting much too long
Now it’s time to learn to heal

Some days it ain’t easy for a woman to see
that her Natural beauty is all she really needs

Misplaced expectations of what she ought to be
She don’t need a hero
Her mind is everything

Sometimes a woman needs to find her strength inside
Sometimes a woman needs to spread her wings and fly

She’s been taught to get along
And someone told her how to feel
She’s been fighting much too long
Now it’s time to learn to heal

Now it’s time to learn to heal

On this good green earth where we live
She gives us everything we need
We’ve got to take it upon ourselves to see
We’re killing her with greed

Sometimes a man might need to show his softer side
Sometimes a woman needs to spread her wings and fly

She’s been trying to be strong
But no one taught him how to feel
She’s been fighting much too long
Now it’s time to learn to heal

I'm Not Sorry

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

Come on, come on

I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry for what I did
I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry

Unpredictable world
Tortured mind
Chased by betrayal
More than one time
Who could I turn to in my anger and my grief?
Who could I turn to?

I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry for what I did
I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry

Look at it this way – I’m not suffering
Pet the dog for me, will ya?
Why?!
Why not? Leave it all behind.
Why?
Why not? Leave it all behind.

I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry for what I did
I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry

I can see that it hurts you
But what could I do..
There was nothin’ left for me to
Hold…… on... to...

I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry for what I did
I’m not sorry, I’m not sorry

let’s get outta this place

Road to New Orleans

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

She drove all the way to New Orleans
To find herself a lover
She stopped all the places in between
But never found another

The road to New Orleans
The road to New Orleans

She traveled all the western states
To watch the leaves turn red
Images of loves long past filtered through her head

The road to New Orleans
The road to New Orleans is long and lonely
When you’re searchin’ for your one and only
On the road to New Orleans
The road to New Orleans

She could feel the ones that mattered touch her aching skin
She wished that all the others
Never would have been

You will not crumble, you will not be taken for granted
I have the notion that you just might fly

The road to New Orleans
The road to New Orleans is long and lonely
When you’re searchin’ for your one and only
On the road to New Orleans
The road to New Orleans

Let Me Be Your Winter

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

Let Me Be Your Winter
© Lynn Frances Anderson

Let me be your winter
Let me be your safe place
Oh, will you let me in?
Will you let me in?

I want to give you space – be your hiding place
Be the one you run to, not away from
I have a heart of gold
It takes some strong hands to hold
But, it’s a wonderful place to lay your head down on
Lay your body
Lay your battles
Lay your head down

I could open myself
I could open myself to you
Only if you let me in
Are you gonna let me in?

I want to give you space – be your hiding place
Be the one you run to, not away from
I have a heart of gold
It takes some strong hands to hold
But, it’s a wonderful place to lay your head down on

Lay your body
Lay your battles
Lay your head down

Stranger

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

STRANGER
© Lynn Frances Anderson

I didn’t have to kiss you – to know
I didn’t have to touch your skin – to know
That you’re the one who’s gonna change me, I know
You’re the one who rearranged my soul
I saw it in your eyes

I recognized you – instantly
No trying to deny what you’ve done to me
The light around you blinded me like the sun
The moment I met you – you took my breath away
…..and everyone could see

Stranger – you’re no stranger to me
I see you, yes, I see you clearly
Stranger – you’re no stranger to me
I see you, yes, I see you clearly

Come on, now, baby
Don’t hold back
Don’t hold back
Don’t hold back

I wanted to feel your breath – all over me
I wanted to touch you, touch you – endlessly
But I kept my distance, I kept my hands to myself
What I really wanted was to lay you next to me
Find your ecstasy

Stranger – you’re no stranger to me
I see you, yes, I see you clearly
Stranger – you’re no stranger to me
I see you, yes, I see you clearly

Maybe this is all an illusion
Maybe this is real as can be
Maybe this is everything I want it to be

Stranger – you’re no stranger to me
I see you, yes, I see you clearly
Stranger – you’re no stranger to me
I see you, yes, I see you clearly

Come on, now, baby
Don’t hold back
Don’t hold back
Don’t hold back

I didn’t have to kiss you – to know

One Fine Day

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson/Holly Leer

One Fine Day

I never wanted to tell this story
Because I never wanted it to be true
One fine day… when I lost you

I didn’t lose you ‘cause the love was gone
I didn’t lose you ‘cause you lied
I lost you because your fear was too strong
Your fear of a love that was true
Your fear of what love could do to you

CHORUS
You never put up a fight for me
You never put up a fight for us
All you could do was hide behind the veil
while you slowly sewed your mouth shut
you slowly sewed your mouth shut

What am I supposed to do when my love is
bigger than you can believe?
What am I supposed to do when you won’t
tell me how you feel? tell me how you feel…

How come I gave my love to you when
I’m the only one who knows it’s real?
How could I give my love to you when
I’m the only one knows how to feel?
I’m the only one knows how to feel?
CHORUS
You never put up a fight for me
You never put up a fight for us
All you could do was hide behind the veil
while you slowly sewed your mouth shut
you slowly sewed your mouth shut

BRIDGE
Did you sell you soul to the devil in disguise?
Or did you choose to listen to the demon deep inside?
I never thought that you would give in to your lust
When you laid down with the devil -could you feel my disgust,
when you broke our sacred trust?

I never wanted to tell this story
Because I never wanted it to be true
One fine day… when I lost you

CHORUS
You never put up a fight for me
You never put up a fight for us
All you could do was hide behind the veil
while you slowly sewed your mouth shut
you slowly sewed your mouth shut

Band of Angels

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

Band of Angels

I just went through the eye of the needle
Kicked to the ground by the love of my life
I just went through horror, betrayal
Cut to the core with a razor thin knife

It took a band of angels to pick me up
And every single one of you stepped up
You never told me not to cry – you carried me
It took a band of angels to hold me up
Thank god for angels

I couldn’t trust myself to keep me safe
I couldn’t see past the pain
I prayed “please, help me! Help me, please!
Someone, please, help me!”

It took a band of angels to pick me up
And every single one of you stepped up
You never told me not to cry – you carried me
It took a band of angels to hold me up

The candle nearly snuffed out
The light in me dimmed to a whisper
Your hands – outstretched
Took hold of me from the cliff’s edge

It took a band of angels to pick me up
And every single one of you stepped up
You never told me not to cry – you carried me
It took a band of angels to hold me up
Thank god for angels

Here I stand naked and raw
Burnt to a crisp by the icy withdrawal
My family of friends protected me
Held me safe while I crawled through the fiery pain

It took a band of angels to pick me up
And every single one of you stepped up
You never told me not to cry – you carried me
It took a band of angels to hold me up
Thank god for angels

Brand New Life

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson

Brand New Life

You’re not alone… because I’m here
You’re not alone… I’m here for you
Pick up the shattered pieces ~ like shards of bone
All the little bitty pieces ~ and bring you home to a

Brand new life, the original you… this time
A brand new life, a brand new life

You may have lost your world as you knew it,
but that’s alright
cuz what you take back now, could’ve cost your life
Well, it’s on you – you gave yourself away
You laid it out for love, and you lost you

Brand new life, the original you… this time
No more compromise of your precious light
A brand new life

Take it all back now, save some for you
Hold you sacred, if it’s the last thing you do

Brand new life, the original you… this time
No more compromise of your sensual light
A brand new life

Brand new life, the original you… this time
No more compromise of your precious light
Brand new life, a brand new life

I believed

Written By: Lynn Frances Anderson & Holly Leer

You promised to take me to have and to hold me
You vowed to be faithful & honor our love
You said you’d respect me & never leave me
I only gave you my soul

You told me I was your one and only
You helped me believe I could follow my dreams
You wrote the vows and you tore us apart
I only gave you my soul

I believed everything you said to me
I believed we could get through anything
I believed you had integrity
I believed - then you brought me to my knees

Afraid of the shadows you hid in the dark
You ran for cover in someone else’s arms
Right at the moment that mattered the most
I only gave you my soul

I believed everything you said to me
I believed we could get through anything
I believed you had integrity
I believed - then you brought me to my knees

Torn apart, shattered, down on my knees
I already begged you – please!
I gave you my heart and I deserve love in return
But every time I touch you I get burned

Now, here I am in the wake of your storm
Where everything I cherished is gone
But, I’ll find my way with the love in my heart
‘cause I only gave you my soul

I believed everything you said to me
I believed we could get through anything
I believed you had integrity
I believed - then you brought me to my knees

I believed – I believed
I believed you wouldn’t lie, you wouldn’t lie to me
(you lied, you lied to me)
I believed you wouldn’t lie, you wouldn’t lie to me
(you lied, you lied to me)
I believed
I only gave you my soul

Discography

One Fine Day (2010)
Born Lucky (2006)
Beautiful Morning (2000)
My Famous Friend (1997)

Airplay: Yes.
One Fine Day Singles: "Stranger", "Let Me Be Your Winter"

Born Lucky: “Hold On”, “The River”, "Time to Learn to Heal", “Road to New Orleans”, “I’m Not Sorry”

Beautiful Morning: "Beautiful Morning", "Biggest Baddest Heart", "She Lost Her Head and Fell in Love", "Pin Me", "Be Who You Are", "When the Walls Come Down" ...

My Famous Friend: "Confusion River", "Hands of You", "Cry Outloud"

Set List

Please note: Lynn's setlists are venue appropriate. She is not limited by music on her recordings. Lynn performs solo, duo and with a 5-piece band.

A typical set list is comprised mostly of originals from her 4 CDs. Sets are 45-55 minutes. Anderson may cover a popular tune appropriate for the venue or festival.

SAMPLE SET:

Beautiful Morning
Brand New Life
The Letter
I Believed
Road to New Orleans
Hold On
Band of Angels
The River
Easy Money
Stranger
Lay Your Body Down
Love Don't Come
PAINFUL
Marigolds
Let Me Be Your Winter
One Fine Day
Love Voodoo
Not Gonna Beg You
Closer
Nice Night