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The best kept secret in music


"Ciara Lynn Tapping Nashville"

"It's been a fast ride," says the Webster Thomas High School Grad.

Ciara Lynn tapping Nashville

Jeff Spevak
Democrat and Chronicle

7/7/2004 -- You can get your foot in the door at those legendary Nashville country music meetings. Ciara Lynn — just 18, but already blending sassy, self-assured vocals with the knockout look of modern-country chic — has been most surprised, she says, by "how easy it has been to get meetings with industry people. Columbia, RCA. My producer is setting up more.
"They're actually really low key. I'm not gonna say it wasn't really stressful. You're in a room with like, just a few other people. Could be one, could be five or six. You tell them what you're about, play a little music. And they say, 'We'll call you.'"
Well, so far Nashville hasn't called. But Lynn only graduated from Webster Thomas High School a few weeks ago, and with a gig Friday at Milestones, she's already one of the biggest names on the local country scene.
Please withhold jokes about that being the equivalent of the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. It's a mom-and-pop operation. Ann Gardner, her mother, manages Lynn. Her dad, Tom Gardner, employs his daughter as a bookkeeper at his electronics business, offering those flexible hours that musicians need.
"It's been a fast ride," says Lynn, who four years ago was playing a talent show, which led to recording a few songs that she now calls "karaoke tracks, real cheesy, real raw."
Now that she's polished, she understands how that Nashville machine moves.
"You have to do what someone says," says Lynn. "At the same time, you have to keep your unique individuality. What makes you an artist."
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"For Immediate Release"


CIARA LYNN GARDNER plays Milestones 10/23 with special guest guitarist David Malachowski

Rochester’s premier country artist is bringing her engaging, energizing country pop to MILESTONES, as well as a special guest who will certainly up the ante: former Shania Twain guitarist/bandleader David Malachowski.

Gardner has melodic, hard-hitting tunes and a huge, flexible voice full of depth and grace, and has generated a big buzz both regionally and in Music City. Venerable guitarist Malachowski melds country and classic blues rock for a style that promises to be the perfect foil for Gardner.

Malachowski-who resides in Woodstock, NY- has a rich history in country music. As a member of Lexington Kentucky’s Greg Austin Band in the 80’s, he played and recorded with then up and comers John Michael Montgomery, Troy Gentry and Eddie Montgomery as well as established artists Exile. The Exile connection led to a international tour with then CBS artist/two time CMA female vocalist winner Janie Fricke (including an appearance on HEE HAW).

Malachowski then returned to his native New York, eventually answering an ad in a local paper placed by producer Mutt Lange and his wife Shania Twain. Malachowski soon became bandleader and lead guitarist for Twain, performing on TV and huge concerts with the superstar.

Post Twain, he’s toured with Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Garth Hudson (the Band) and is currently bending strings with British blues legends Savoy Brown.
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- David Malachowski


In 2002 Ciara Lynn Gardner released her first album titled WHY SHOULDN'T I. In the spring of 2004, released a pre-release of 6 original songs to be completed in June. 2005. This album titled Baby Its Me , includes 13 self/co-written songs, and was released June 1 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Ciara Lynn

Ciara Lynn started singing along to the songs on the radio as a toddler. At age 14, she knew she wanted to make music her career. Her parents entered her in a national talent contest that was holding auditions at a local school. Ciara Lynn walked away with the first place trophy and advanced to the final competition in Orlando, Florida. After winning several categories at the national contest, Ciara Lynn was one of the two finalists to perform at Disney World’s “ Tomorrow Land Stage.” Returning to Upstate NY, Ciara Lynn was more determined than ever to pursue her musical dream. She hooked up with several talented musicians to form her band, and soon she and the new group were performing at festivals, benefits shows and opening up for national acts.

Ciara Lynn also has made some friends in the music industry. One person is Leonard Ahlstrom, a former member of the Dove Award winning, Grammy nominated group Newsong. Leonard has written songs for such artists as Wynonna, Pam Tillis, Three Of Hearts, and Bob Carlisle, and produced “The Christmas Shoes” which was a #1 hit single on the Billboard charts. Leonard co-wrote and produced the songs on Ciara Lynn’s first CD, Why Shouldn’t I Leonard and is currently co-writing with Ciara Lynn and producing her new CD.

Ciara Lynn, now 20 years old, has shared the stage with literal “who’s who” of new country artists including, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Steve Azar, Mark Wills, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Diamond Rio, Blake Shelton, Emerson Drive, Sherri Austin , Chris Cagle, and many others.

“Music has been my inspiration since I was very young,” says Ciara Lynn. “I intend on spending the rest of my life giving back to listeners all that the gift of music has given me. I love performing and I hope that my music will inspire someone in a positive way.

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