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Moods: Solo Female Artist Folk: Folk Pop Folk: Singer/Songwriter Country: Alt-Country Country: Americana

By Location
CANADA - Saskatchewan

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Lyn Besse McGinnis

LYN Besse McGinnis is a blue sky prairie girl from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada currently promoting her 2013 album Next Time Around & her 2014 single song CD The Veil of Tamar. Lyn got her first guitar at age 12 for $10 & a stick of gum. She finally took her music out of the bathroom (best acoustics in the house) to the rest of the world with her single song CD The cardinal in the window (2007) to raise money for cancer research, followed by her debut full length album All Over the Map (2009).

From soulful ballads to kitchen party sing-a-longs, Lyn’s music showcases the eclectic and versatile works of a songwriter. Lyn’s songs are wonderfully simple melodies wrapped around a good story and served up with distinctive & well seasoned vocals - appealing to those who like solid lyrics, singer/songwriters and unique voices.

Recent achievements include:
- Finalist in the 2014 UK Songwriting Contest (I'll Hang the Moon - a co-write with composer Ronnie Hedderwick from Spain) & semi-finalist (The Veil of Tamar - inspired by Ingeburg Borowski's painting Tamar)
- A 2014 SaskMusic single song recording grant
- Two nominations at the 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards for Roots album of the year & Rising Star
- Released her 2nd full length album Next Time Around in October 2013 with a Western Canada Tour;
- Taught songwriting through Sound Advice at the 2013 Junos in Regina Canada as well as privately contracted workshops
- First place in an international lyric writing competition.

Look for Lyn in her favorite venues - house concerts; coffee houses; restaurants; galleries; & in the classroom teaching songwriting. Lyn is also pitching her songs to TV & film, other artists & developing commercial partnerships. And, of course, writing new songs. Check out Lyn's website at