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Lynn Blakey / Press

"Best known as one-third of the beautifully piped supergroup Tres Chicas, Lynn Blakey boasts a bold warble that feels like it's relaying prized secrets. This feeling should be boosted by Ecki Heins, Blakey's husband and a gifted violinist. When they play together, his tasteful fills bolster her bright voice, a creative bond made more powerful by their romantic connection...... —Jordan Lawrence

"...a wonderful songwriter and a drop-dead amazing singer with a voice that will grab you around the heart and not let go (and you won't want it to, either). Her new mini-album "Meadowview" sounds like the next best thing to being on her porch for a hootenanny..."

"Lynn Blakey's expressive, many-moods voice can make innocent bystanders stop in their tracks and bring grown men to tears. I have seen the statue-making, and I have been the misty-eyed. For me, it was her take on Townes Van Zandt's "Flying Shoes" on Glory Fountain's The Beauty of 23, although there have been many moving moments over her career as band founder, leader and member."

"Of all the accomplished musicians who have sprung from the Triangle's indie and roots communities in the past couple of decades, the best pure singer among them may well be Lynn Blakey. With a pedigree that stretches back to the Athens, Ga., 1980s heyday and with close ties to N.C. studio pioneers Mitch Easter and Chris Stamey, Blakey has made some great recordings over the years with bands such as The Glory Fountain and Tres Chicas. The new five-song EP, Meadowview, is, surprisingly, her first release under her own name; it features fetching violin and vocal accents by her husband, German expat Ecki Heins. He's undoubtedly the subject of the leadoff track, "Immigrant Heart"; there's also a fresh take on "Bloom," one of the Chicas' finest tunes."