Lynn Frances Anderson
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Lynn Frances Anderson

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Lynn Frances Anderson"

Contemporary folksinger/songwriter Lynn Frances Anderson writes songs in a variety of styles, from rootsy country-rock to brash "Hell-hath-no-fury" blues that ranks alongside some of Bonnie Raitt's work. Inspired guitar and harmonica work from Mary J. Curtis punctuates Anderson's vocals nicely, particularly on the barroom-stomper "Biggest, Baddest Heart," while Scarlet Riviera's violin echoes reverberate around the title track. The bluesier numbers seem to work best for Anderson's gruff voice, but bright vocal harmonies in "Archie (Medicine Man)" and the gentle "Marigolds" add crisp contrast in the more folk-based numbers. While Anderson isn't necessarily breaking new ground with her warm West Coast folk-rock, every track is polished quite nicely and shows a true passion for her craft, promising even brighter things for her future.
~ Zac Johnson, All Music Guide - All Music Guide


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"



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.

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