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V. K. Lynne


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Pop/rock, with a slight country rock flavour

Status:

Most recent release, Whiskey Or Water (2009)

See also:

V. K. Lynne's site

Comparisons:

Her press says Melissa Ethridge and Sheryl Crow, which sounds about right to me. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

V. K. Lynne can belt out rock and croon angsty ballads. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Black Halo is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • The Key of V (2001)
  • Black Halo (2005)
  • Whiskey Or Water (2009)

Black Halo

Release info:

2005—self-released

Availability:

See V. K. Lynne's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for rock fans

Group members:

V. K. Lynne—vocals, guitar

Guest artists:

Mike Harrison—drums, percussion, additional strings (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Mark Damian Brooks—bass (1, 2, 3, 7, 9)
Joe Fiorello—guitar, clever ideas (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Eddy Kallio—drums, shaker (4, 6, 8 10)
Bob Sims—bass (4, 5, 6, 8 10)
Billy Golacinski— (4, 6, 8 10)
Brian Lucy—lead guitar (4, 6, 8 10)
Helen Staley—cello (4, 6, 8 10)
Alan Okuye—piano, keyboard (5)
Sean McHugh—voiceover (6)

Produced by:

Mike Harrison

Comments:

Strong-voiced rocking and ballads a la Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow in the rock/pop mainstream. The album begins strongly with the rocking "Black Halo" which shows off V.K. Lynne's ability to write a song with a good hook and to sing powerful rock. "Scarlet Rain" follows, another standout, a lower-key yearning but still rocking song. She has a tendancy to write songs that are pretty but slightly clichéd both lyrically and musically (e.g. "Other Side of My World" and "My Bones"), but mainstream rock fans will find much to enjoy in the whole album, and I would recommend this to any fan of Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow. V.K. Lynne has a bright future in rock. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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