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Mia Rose Lynne

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Mia Rose Lynne: Follow Me Moon – Full Album Stream"

by ALEX GALLACHER on 7 JANUARY, 2016
in ALBUM STREAM, PREMIÈRE
Mia Rose Lynne is a (New York, NY) Nashville-based, folk / Americana singer-songwriter whose latest full-length album, Follow Me Moon, we have the pleasure in exclusively sharing with you ahead of its release this month. Her songwriting skills have seen her win best Folk song in the American Songwriting Awards and get to the finals of the Hollywood Songwriting Contest, combine that lyrical skill with a superb singing voice and you begin to understand why comparisons to Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin are so justified. This is wonderful: - Folk Radio UK


"EXCLUSIVE! ‘Not Just You And Me’ by Mia Rose Lynne"

Some folky flavas for this week’s Thursday track exclusive, as we premiere this delicate cut from Nashville’s Mia Rose Lynne

This week’s Thursday track exclusive here at Songwriting is a gentle, folky number from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mia Rose Lynne. Not Just You And Me is her brand new single, and trails an album entitled Follow Me Moon which is due to be released in January.

Mia grew up singing harmonies in her family’s band in northern California, which led to her pursuing a career in musical theatre that took her all over the United States and, indeed, the world. She eventually opted to settle in Nashville, Tennessee, where she continues to write, record and play live. Her first album, Open Space, came out in 2014, and she also has a Best Folk Song trophy from the American Songwriting Awards under her belt.

Of the new single, she says: “I’m sometimes struck by the overwhelming awareness that everyone on this planet has a story. I try to remind myself of this when it gets easy for me to sail through day-to-day thinking only of myself, my friends and family, and my to-do-list. There are so many people in the world and each one had a childhood; each has desires, dreams, pains, and joys, each longs to be acknowledged and remembered. Ultimately, each wants to matter.

“One night I was pondering all of this and asked myself, ‘Why do I write?’. I want to move people with my music but I also have that innate need to matter. It’s difficult to stand out in songwriter-saturated Nashville and that’s what inspired the first verse. The song quickly seemed to write itself after that and I feel that was a call to myself to loosen and lessen the ego, to take off some pressure, and to be more compassionate and conscious of others.”

The hype sheet for this one recommends Ms Lynne’s music to fans of Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile and Patty Griffin; we’d add Carole King and Joni Mitchell to that list but as ever, see what you think… - Songwriting Magazine


"Press Play: Mia Rose Lynne gives love a second chance on ‘Follow Me Moon’"

By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal
POSTED: 12/17/15, 2:07 PM PST |

With “Follow Me Moon,” Mia Rose Lynne once again shows the extraordinary talent for writing and singing love songs that made her debut album, “Open Space,” such a joy in 2014.

A Novato native now living in Nashville, Lynne gives us another collection of original Americana-style songs that come at romantic relationships with honesty, wit and none of the tropes and cliches that lesser songwriters so often fall back on.

The song “Colorado,” for example, wonders if a change in scenery can revive a moribund love affair.

“Can’t escape, can’t outrun the blue,” Lynne sings. “That’s what people say that you and I can’t do. But what if we moved to Colorado, me and you?”

Giving love a second chance runs through many of the songs like a bittersweet leitmotif.

On “January,” the singer pleads with an estranged lover not to leave on a cold night after one glass of wine, but to “come back inside, shut the sliding door” and “don’t worry what folks will say.” The final verse: “If I haven’t made it clear, my friend/I am yours again if you will just agree/and I hope this song goes on and on and never ends/Oh, say you’ll stay with me.”

“Different” is another plea for redemption, another promise to avoid the mistakes of the past. A sample: “Same heart, different beat/Same cold, different feet/Don’t call it quits/Don’t look for signs/It’s different this time.”

All 11 songs on “Follow Me Moon” are finely crafted and solid musically and melodically. Lynne brings life experience to them without sounding world weary, sincerity without self importance.

The daughter of Marin musicians Barry and Annie Ernst, she grew up singing harmony in her parents’ Western swing band and is the kind of singer who can trust her voice. She accompanied herself on acoustic guitar and surrounded herself in the studio with pianist Danny Mitchell, guitarist Austin Filingo, fiddle and viola player Eli Bishop, cellist Matt Slocum, accordion player Jeff Taylor, drummer Joshua Hunt and bassist Chris Donohue.

Liz Poston sings background vocals on the title track, a song about a young girl coming to grips with death and the frightening realization that “everyone I loved would reach an end.” Chris Moyse plays lead guitar and sings backup on four tracks, including “I Like You a Real Lot,” a cleverly plain spoken tune he and Lynne co-wrote.

Lynne has a “best folk song” trophy from the American Songwriting Awards on her mantel. With quality songs like the ones on this sophomore effort, you don’t have to have a crystal ball to see more songwriting honors in her future. - Marin Independent Journal


"Pulling At The Heartstrings: Mia Rose Lynne – “Not Just You And Me”"

Mia Rose Lynne has done it again. She has released a new single of her new album, Follow The Moon, and again, she has brought me to tears with her beautiful music and voice. Unbolievable. As usual, Lynne has surrounded herself with great musicians.

Lynne is such a tremendous vocalist and writer, and I am totally in love with her. Thank you so much, Mia Rose Lynne, for sharing your talent with us and making me cry. (I love to cry). - Audio Fuzz


"MIA ROSE LYNNE DEBUTS SINGLE “JANUARY”"

Nashville-based, indie singer-songwriter, Mia Rose Lynne, premieres her debut track, “January.” The single is from her LP, Follow Me Moon, slated for a January 2016 release.

Lynne worked alongside Grammy® award-winning engineer, Tim Roberts at Waterknot Music, to mix and master her latest project.
A northern California native, Lynne grew up singing harmonies in the family band. She went on to pursue a career in musical theatre, touring nationally and internationally and along the way, she chose to make a home in Nashville. Since her recent move, Lynne has had the opportunity to perform professionally in Nashville’s songwriter and theatre scene. She’s taken part of various songwriting competitions that include both the American Songwriting Awards, where she won for best Folk song, and the Hollywood Songwriting Contest, where she qualified for the finals. Lynne’s debut album, Open Space, was recorded and produced in Nashville by Brendan Harkin, guitarist for the former heavy metal band Starz, and features some highly acclaimed musicians, including Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Rob Ickes on dobro.
The Marin Independent Journal raves, “add influences of Celtic music, folk, pop, and musical theater and you have an irresistible contemporary sound,” in reference to her album, Open Space. They add, “[Open Space] features hair-on-end harmonies and Stuart Duncan’s fiddle lines twining with Lynne’s gorgeous vocal.” Stay tuned for more from Mia Rose Lynne! - Nerdy Frames


"Press Play: Mia Rose Lynne's openhearted 'Open Space'"

Mia Rose Lynne

"Open Space"

Novato native Mia Rose Lynne has been mentioned in the same breath as Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin, and with this debut album she shows she deserves to be in that kind of world-class company.

Now living in Nashville, Lynne is backed on "Open Space" by some of Music City's finest musicians, among them Stuart Duncan on fiddle and mandolin, Rob Ickes on dobro and guitarist John Mock.

Lynne's supple, assured voice is comfortably at home on this collection of 11 originals that reflect her Americana roots. Growing up in a musical Marin family, she went along to summer bluegrass festivals and sang harmony in her parents' (Barry and Annie Ernst) western swing band.

Add influences of Celtic music, folk, pop and musical theater and you have an irresistible contemporary sound on songs like "Southern Summer Rain," a sweet tune that evokes the Deep South of "front porch swings and small white picket fences," imagery from the fresh eyes of a California girl transplanted to Tennessee.

On the folksy "All the Days," Lynne laments the years since she could call California home, a homesick reflection of "the ramblin' life" she experienced as a singer, actress and dancer with touring theater companies and as a cruise ship performer before settling in Nashville.

Lynne has a talent for writing beautiful love songs, and "Open Space" overflows with ballads — like the unabashedly passionate "Let Me Love You"; the breezy "Secret Place," a tune with the album title in the lyric; and the openhearted "I Would for You," featuring hair-on-end harmonies and Stuart Duncan's fiddle lines twining with Lynne's gorgeous vocal. On the romantic "I'll Be Yours," she sweetens the sound with lush strings, managing to do so without being saccharine or overly sentimental.

She has a July 5 gig at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato. It will be a chance to say hello to a Marin-bred singer-songwriter with a first album that could very well make her as well known as the stars she's been compared to.

Buy it: "Open Space," Mia Rose Lynne, independent, iTunes download $9.99

— Paul Liberatore - Marin Independent Journal


"Open Space, Album Review"

In her debut album, Open Space, Mia Rose Lynne takes you on a journey from a nostalgic longing for the simpler, more blissful days of childhood, to the heartache of love that fades, and the hopeful questions that stir in hearts when the world makes them weary.
There's a purity of heart in love songs like "I'll Be Yours" and "I Would For You" that make you believe real love is still worth fighting for, and an honesty in the words of "Nothing You Touch" and "When The Sun Goes Down" that insist heartache and disappointment are an inevitable road we will all travel at some point. It's an honest, disarming journey through the kind of life and love all of us have experienced, which is what makes it so relatable.

The Californian gone Tennessean sings of missing home, but the sound of her album fits into her Nashville environment seamlessly with its hints of bluegrass influence. From joy-invoking folk-pop grooves and bluegrass inspired tunes that somehow always feel like home, no matter where you're from, to acoustic ballads that stir emotions you didn't know you had, the genuine simplicity of her words mixed with the musical brilliance of Mia Rose Lynne is what makes the journey through Open Space so unique. You can't listen to her words without feeling them, too.

Although it has hints of different styles and influence, the record captures the essence of the singer-songwriter in a way that can only really be described as “other.”

There’s a southern charm to her that sounds all too familiar, which is perhaps why she’s been compared to the likes of Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss. And at the same time, there’s a sense that she’s got the mark of something — or somewhere — else on her.
Maybe it’s the fact that she’s a west coast transplant who wandered her way into the south. Maybe it’s the time she spent time traveling the world performing on cruise ships, or the well-roundedness of also being an actress and dancer that makes her see art as a more holistic endeavor — one that doesn’t just sing, but speaks and feels and moves.

Whatever it is, you’ll want some more of it after journeying through Open Space with her. As its title suggests, there’s a sense of vulnerability and freedom in this album, an inevitable dichotomy of emotions we all feel when we find ourselves wandering into open spaces. - Sara Gilmore, staff writer at Waco Weekly


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A Marin county native, Lynne grew up singing harmonies in the family band.  She went on to pursue a career in musical theatre, touring nationally and internationally and along the way, she chose to make a home in Nashville.  Since her recent move, Lynne has had the opportunity to perform professionally in Nashville's songwriter and theatre scene. She’s taken part of various songwriting competitions that include both the American Songwriting Awards, where she won for best Folk song, and the Hollywood Songwriting Contest, where she qualified for the finals. Lynne’s debut album Open Space was recorded and produced in Nashville by Brendan Harkin, guitarist for the former heavy metal band Starz, and features some highly acclaimed musicians, including Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Rob Ickes on dobro. Lynne worked alongside Grammy® award-winning engineer, Tim Roberts at Waterknot Music, to mix and master her latest project Follow Me Moon, slated for a January 2016 release.

 "Lark-voiced, visionary poet" -Ryder Timberlake, A Kind Voice Radio

"Combine that lyrical skill with a superb singing voice and you begin to understand why comparisons to Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin are so justified. This is wonderful." -Folk Radio UK

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