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Lynn Miles

Lynne Miles

Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters with ten albums to her credit including the stark Unravel, winning Miles a 2003 Juno for Roots & Traditional solo album. She was nominated for Junos again in 2006, 2010 and 2011. Unravel was praised by All Music Guide as "sounding as if it's been produced by Daniel Lanois in an Appalichian town" and "a diamond in the rough".

Love Sweet Love earning her multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) inclulding Best English Songwriter and Best Contemporary Singer. It was nominiated for 2006 Juno Award.

Her album Slightly Haunted, was a Billboard magazine Top 10 pick of 1996.

Miles recorded a double album of songs, entitled Black Flowers Vol. 1 & 2. Both new and old songs accompanyed her voice with either solo acoustic guitar or piano. This sparse presentation crystallizes the quality of Lynn's songwriting - highlighting the melody and lyrics in a way that only great songs can be presented. Lynn's album Fall for Beauty received a 2010 Juno nomination. Her 2015 album Winter has stirring songs about winter and the Christmas season. Her "Songs for the Longest Night" performance accompanied by Keith Glass and a string quartet is a rare treat.

Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson (The LYNNeS) won the CFMA for 2018 English Songwriters and 2018 Ensemble for the album "Heartbreak Song For The Radio".

"As director of The Ark acoustic music club in Ann Arbor for forty years from 1968 to 2008, I presented literally thousands of performers, including many wonderful singer-songwriters whose music I now cherish. Of all of these, I find myself listening to the music of Lynn Miles more than that of any other performer who played the club. Her melodies are stunning and I think many of her lyrics are absolute poetry capable of standing alone. If you love good music and you're never really listened to her, you owe it to yourself to do so soon. The point of my writing this is that I can easily say Lynn Miles ranks as my favorite singer-songwriter to have ever played The Ark during my tenure over the last forty years. Flat out my favorite. (This obviously does not include Iggy Pop who played there before I arrived.)" – Dave Siglin
2003: Juno Award – Best Roots & Traditional Album for Unravel.

2005: Canadian Folk Music Award – Comtemporary Singer of the Year and English Songwriter of the Year for Love Sweet Love.

2006: Juno nominiation for Love Sweet Love.

2011: Canadian Folk Music Award – English Songwriter of the Year for Fall for Beauty. Juno nomination for Fall for Beauty for Roots & Traditional Album.

2013: Canadian Folk Music Award – Solo Artist of the Year for Downpour. CFMA nomination for English Songwriter and Contemporary Album.

2014: Nominated with Keith Glass for a Sterling Award for Outstanding Score of a Play or Musical for Make Mine Love (Citadel Theatre, Edmonton).

2018: Performed at the National Arts Centre with the NAC orchestra - a first for a local artist.
Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson (The LYNNeS) won Canadian Folk Music Awards – English Songwriters & Ensemble for Heartbreak Song For The Radio.

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