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Lynn Frances Anderson / Bio

Singer-Songwriter, Lynn Frances Anderson is a distinct, skillful, passionate songwriter and dynamic performer; who leaves the audience hungry for more. A seasoned performing songwriter, Anderson works with some of the most respected names in the industry.

Anderson incorporates the depth and character of rhythm & blues into roots-rock Americana music. Her music has been likened to the sounds of Annie Lennox, Janis Joplin, Chrissie Hynde, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Armatrading, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin-Carpenter.

Anderson is respected for her powerful voice and a dynamic guitar style. Her powerful voice is reminiscent of blues legends.

Anderson’s latest roots-rock recording One Fine Day (2010), features legendary violinist, Scarlet Rivera; guitarist, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck) and Tony Coleman, drummer for BB King. Also recording with Lynn are bassist Damian Erskine, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriting partner Holly Leer, drummer Rob Schnell and guitarist Tim Ellis.

Anderson’s 2006 release, Born Lucky, featured Joe Craven (Jerry Garcia, David Grisman), Kirby Kelley (world class slide player) who recently won Guitar Center’s 2009 “King of the Blues” Contest.

Anderson has packed Portland’s Aladdin Theatre three times with raving reviews on Adult Contemporary commercial radio.

In addition to recording, Anderson is currently opening for Tony Coleman & All the King's Men - past and present members of BB King's band.

This year Anderson tours solo along the West coast, followed by a stop to perform at BB King's in Nashville in 2010.

"And, yes, that big, beautiful voice. Lynn Frances Anderson brings the tone, spirit and soul of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chrissie Hynde and Etta James all together in one grand package. She certainly knows where her voice is going at all times. Her sound is seasoned, strong, resonant and founded with a heaping-helping of rootsy, blues flavor."
- R. Sanders

General Info

Band Members
Holly Leer, Damian Erskine, Tony Coleman, Rob Schnell, Mike Snyder, Jennifer Batten, Tim Ellis
Artist Name
Lynn Frances Anderson
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Pop / Americana / Roots Rock

Contact Info

Portland, OR