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Singer, songwriter, musician, Lynette Vantreese has a sophisticated sound that is earning her laurels in her hometown of Nashville and beyond. - Featured Member


Making a sound all her own, Lynette Vantreese is making waves in Nashville with her unique rock style. - Lynn Taylor Rick


Lynette Vantreese’s highly literate, thoughtful and often striking lyrics, as well as her energetic vocal style, set her part from many other area singer-songwriters. - Critics’ Picks


Lynette Vantreese presents a different style, an exciting new sound. Anyone who’s given up on hearing literate, highly personal lyrics and fresh pop songs should giver her album a listen. - Ron Wynn


Lynette Vantreese makes thoughtful, distinctive rock music with folk and pop influences, but most importantly, she has a singular sound and vision. - Critics’ Picks


There’s a big buzz building for Lynette Vantreese. She’s getting hot reviews wherever she plays. - Tony Kiss


Lynette Vantreese has the potential with her songwriting to go all the way. - Mark Blake


Drawing on such illustrious influences as Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, Vantreese writes compelling, folk-influenced pop.” - Music Mix


Vantreese is a singer/songwriting with solid pop chops and a songwriter’s voice that evokes Joni Mitchell, Phoebe Snow and Aimee Mann. - Get Out Tonight Picks


Lynette Vantreese’s debut, self-titled CD, a blend of elegant vignettes entwined with infectious melodies, proves this singer is ready to be heard.
- Alli Marshall


Discography

“Lynette Vantreese”/ © 2002/ATC Records
Available at www.cdbaby.com/cd/lynette

Airplay:
• NPR nationally syndicated program “Women in Music with Laney Goodman,” www.womenonair.com, heard in 84 cities coast to coast
• Local Lightning Spotlight, WRLT, Nashville, TN
• WNCW, Spindale, NC, www.wncw.org, heard in six Southeastern states
• WUTC, Chattanooga, TN www.wutc.org
• Thursday Breakfast Jam, KRCL, Salt Lake City, Utah, www.krcl.org
• Undercover Sunday Night, WZZL, Paducah, KY www.wzzl.com
• Internet station Radio Crystal Blue www.radiocrystalblue.com
• Internet station ‘Nette Radio www.netteradio.com
• Internet station The Sonic Chronicles www.live365.com/stations/aaronchilds
• Internet station "Women Who Rock" Mohawk Radio www.mohawk-radio.com

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Bio

“Singer, songwriter, musician, Lynette Vantreese has a sophisticated sound that is earning her laurels in her hometown of Nashville and beyond.” – Berklee/Billboard Feature

Lynette Vantreese grew up in Spearfish, South Dakota. After winning numerous state and national music competitions, she was accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she studied songwriting and musical performance. Following graduation, she moved to Nashville, where she gained employment at the record label Star Song Communications, then later the commercial recording studio Hummingbird Productions. It was at Hummingbird that she met her future husband, guitarist, co-writer and producer, Brett Vantreese.

After performing locally and doing demo and jingle session work, Lynette was signed to ATC Records, an independent Nashville label. Her self-titled debut CD was released in 2002, garnering critical acclaim. Now Lynette and her band are currently at work recording a new project.

Lynette Vantreese and her band have:

Opened for Edwin McCain, Dennis DeYoung (former lead vocalist of Styx), Nashville R&B favorite Jonell Mosser, rising star Ken Johnson.

Toured extensively throughout the Southeast, performing at festivals and top venues such as the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN, Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL, The Handlebar in Greenville, SC, and Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA.

Appeared in the round with songwriters Lee Ann Womack, Paul Overstreet, Allen Shamblin (Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me"), Stephanie Bentley (Faith Hill's "Breathe"), Rivers Rutherford (Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn), and Jim Weatherly (Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia").

Received national radio play on the NPR-affiliated program "Women in Music with Laney Goodman," regional radio play in six Southeastern states as well as other parts of the country, including a local artist spotlight on Nashville's WRLT.

Performed as the special musical guest on Fox TV's "Good Day Alabama," a popular morning talk show in Birmingham.

Landed Critics' Picks and feature articles in leading newspapers across the Southeast, such as the Asheville Citizen-Times, Birmingham News, Chattanooga's Enigma, and Nashville Scene.