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Michelle Lynn & The Bad Passengers

With literate, transformative lyrics and a thoughtful voice; singer-songwriter Michelle Lynn connects the personal with the universal--and the spiritual with the profane--by confronting broader themes she finds in and around her. While continuing to write and explore music she has come across a style of New Age Folk that is uniquely hers. She is currently busy promoting her fifth album, Without An Outline (2012). Show highlights from 2012 include the Des Moines Art Festival, The Great River Folk Festival, the Cedar Rapid's Farmer's Market, the Lake Harriet Band Shell, the Cresco Opera House, Nordic Fest, Riverfest, Winona's Earth Day Festival, and Wausa's Festival of the Arts among over 100 other performances. This year Michelle's songs were also featured on the Eau Claire based radio program Song of the Soul, and Coast to Coast AM (with a worldwide audience of over 3 million listeners).

Currently based out of Decorah, Iowa, Michelle is known for her steady performance schedule, which regularly brings her to every corner of the Driftless Region in the Upper Midwest. She is occasionally joined on stage by a rotating cast of musicians dubbed The Bad Passengers; most regularly featuring Adam Ptacek (Rearview Mirror) on bass and Matt Olson (Brahman Shaman; Rearview Mirror) on drums .

NE Iowa arts monthly Tapestry Magazine described her 2005 debut album Jump Roping in Chains as “A fearless collection of songs that strips away any pretension…” Her second album Hospital Radio was released in the spring of 2008 to a warm local response. La Crosse, WI arts weekly Second Supper proclaimed that “Michelle Lynn blew us away at this past summer’s Culture Shock festival…” and Decorah’s Inspire(d) Magazine was “…impressed by the depth and experience of her lyrics”. After spending a year in Austin, TX she returned with an album titled Pre-Echoes for the Postmodern (2009) and was in the position to devote herself to performing and recording music full-time.

Michelle has come into her own with her last two records, Sundial Tree (2010) and Without an Outline (2012). Inspire(d) Magazine publisher Benji Nichols declared her “a regional favorite amongst music enthusiasts”, while a Second Supper staff writer noted that “It doesn’t take more than a few minutes of listening to Michelle Lynn’s unique, soulful voice…to realize that this young woman has talent.”