The LYNNeS: Recipe For Disaster
Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson are acclaimed and prolific solo roots music artists. Now joining forces as a duo, they have just released an impressive debut album. This single features fluent vocal harmonies, a catchy melody, and a charming video. Call it a recipe for success.
By Kerry Doole
The LYNNeS - "Recipe For Disaster" (Indie): This is a roots music duo comprising Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson (hence the name). Each is well-established as a highly-respected solo singer/songwriter, and they've now joined forces to formidable effect.
Their debut album, Heartbreak Song For The Radio, came out on Friday, and this single showcases its charms neatly. It is sung in unison, with the two voices harmonising fluently. There is a breezy tinge to the tune, though the lyrics stress the ingredients for a doomed relationship - "I get the blame, but it'll be your fault." The accompanying video clip is a low-key charmer. With any justice, it's a heartbreak song that'll make it to radio.
There's a wealth of experience at play in the twosome, with Juno nominee and multiple CFMA winner Miles having released 14 albums and Hanson (a winner of The Colleen Peterson Award) six. Miles produced two of Hanson's earlier albums, and their creative empathy is audible. Players on the consistently excellent album include Peter van Althen, Dave Draves (who recorded and mixed), and ace guitarists Kevin Breit and Keith Glass (Prairie Oyster).
After showcasing at Folk Alliance, The LYNNeS play UK and European dates, Feb. 21 to March 11.