I have been performing folk,
country and contemporary music since 1965.
I’ve recorded with Jay Ungar,
David Bromberg, Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys,
Jim Ringer, Mary McCaslin, and
Check out my Discography page
for some details!
I currently perform THE
CUPCAKES, an all girl trio performing folk, contemporary, country,
blues and original songs, and with my daughter Ruthy Merenda and Abby
and Rosie Newton in THE MOTHER DAUGHTER STRING BAND.
I helped to form RUDE GIRLS, an eclectic all woman band renowned for
their beautiful, outrageous and humorous music.
RUDE GIRLS took the Festival
Scene by storm in the mid eighties and it wasn't long before they had a
FLYING FISH (now ROUNDER RECORDS) record contract. AWARD WINNING
ALBUM (NAIRD) for INDEPENDENT LABELS' BEST STRING BAND RECORD for
their first Album, "RUDE AWAKENING". They went on to record one
"MIXED MESSAGES". Iwrote most
of Rude Girls original material.
Here’s my promo blurb for those
who are interested:
Lyn is a gifted singer and
songwriter and solo performer. Her song, "THE BALLAD OF FRANCINE
HUGHES" has been chosen by the Smithsonian Institution for a 4 CD
collection of "New" folk songs called, "FOLK SONG AMERICA A 20th
CENTURY REVIVAL" . Lyn and David Hornungs, "GIRL IN THE RED VELVET
DRESS" has been recorded by Ronnie Gilbert on her album, "LOVE WILL
FIND A WAY".
Lyn's singing has been
described as rich, honest, strong, stirring and straight from the
heart. She is known for her rock solid rhythm guitar playing
having played for square, contra and swing dances for more years than
she would like to admit!
Her performances draw from a
vast and varied repertoire of music. She can touch your heart
with a country song, make you laugh the next minute and then reach into
your soul with a sultry blues number. Lyn loves to sing and her
joy is infectious, whether it's a concert, coffeehouse, festival,
workshop, or a children's show, she gives her all!