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Lynn Patrick: Bio

"Patrick plays acoustic music of the brightest sort. "—Westword, Denver

"There’s burnished gold in her guitar playing."—The Denver Post

"…outstanding musicianship."—The New Times, Seattle, WA

 

The Daily Camera wrote, “With her mix of intricate, happy-sounding acoustic guitars, Lynn Patrick composes the unofficial soundtrack to life in Boulder..instrumental songs that range in mood from upbeat and energetic to reflective and meditative.” 

Patrick's songs are getting played on the History Channel, A & E, the Weather Channel, ABC, Sirius XM, Pandora, Music Choice, NPR and many other stations around the country.


Westword Magazine says,"Patrick plays acoustic music of the brightest sort" and the Boulder Weekly describes Lynn's On the Wind CD as" an amazing collection of instrumentals for any guitar lover, from quick-pick fretwork to soothing serenades. This is local music at its finest.”


Lynn Patrick has self-produced several award winning instrumental albums and is now releasing her 5th one, Fire Mountain. Patrick's CDs, On the Wind, When She Dreams and Winnie’s Guitar have all won international awards with the Independent Music Awards and Just Plain Folks Awards. Sponsored by Musician's Atlas and Border Bookstores, judges included Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Cindi Lauper, Suzanne Vega, David Grisman, Patti Loveless and many others. On the Wind was nominated Best Instrumental Album of the Year with the Indie Acoustic Project and Best Acoustic Album of the Year with KUNC, 91.5.


Lynn’s musical career has spanned twenty five years. She’s showcased her music at the South By Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas; has opened concerts for the likes of Dan Fogelberg (Red Rocks) and Karla Bonoff (Boulder Theatre); has been a featured performer at Nashville's BB King's and New York’s Bitter End. She’s performed at Colorado’s Chautuaqua Auditorium, Denver's Swallow Hill, Lyons Folks Festival, Taste of Colorado Festival, Cherry Creek Arts Festival and many other prestigious venues and events locally and nationally.

Patrick´s acoustic instrumental songs are uncommonly catchy and unpredictable. You may find her recordings in the "Folk" bin; then again, certain tracks sound right at home on a jazz station. She can flatpick with the best of the country/bluegrass fingerpickers -- and when she opened for grammy award winning pianist Peter Kater, Lynn´s music was a perfect fit for his audience.

Despite the diversity of styles, a common thread runs through all of Lynn’s songs: every one of them has an uncanny knack for uplifting the environment. A features writer of a local journal wrote: "Swimming with dolphins must feel something akin to experiencing the emotional dimension of Lynn Patrick´s music." Yet another reviewer called her music "… joyous whimsy, as uplifting and happy as star gazing." That´s because Lynn´s music unpretentiously but unmistakably conveys a sense of soaring freedom -- that sensation in the region of your heart that reminds you of being a child and swinging really, really high, until the chains slackened and you knew you could fly.

Lynn Patrick was born and raised beside a lake amidst the orange groves of central Florida. She was 16 when she began teaching herself to play guitar. Two years later, she was writing original music and performing in local clubs, arts festivals and colleges. She continued to perform in Tallahassee, supporting herself with her music while pursuing a humanities degree at Florida State University. After graduating, she went on to play professionally in Boston until moving to Colorado in 1984.