We are excited to present MYRA FLYNN, the first artist of our Bright New Stars series, showcasing young and/or up-and-coming talent from New England and beyond.
Vermont & NY based singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy. Half Irish and half African American, her original indie/soul/folk songs blend soulful vocals with a lyrical delivery that doesn’t let one get too comfortable. As the New England Deli Magazine puts it, “Her vocal influences have as much in common with Ani Difranco and Shawn Colvin as they do with Rihanna and Jill Scott.” She has since shared literal stages with: Ivan Neville, Alexa Ray Joel, Slick Rick, Anais Mitchell, Gregory Douglass and Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Crooked Measures, her 2009 debut album, earned Flynn a solid spot in the singer/songwriter circuit as well as much deserved media recognition. She was named “Best Up-and-Coming Performer in Vermont” by Seven Days Newspaper (2010 and 2011) and “New England Artist of the Month” by The Deli Magazine New England. She signed a six-month licensing deal with CBS Records and her original song “Feels Like the Sunshine” was used on the CW television show “The Beautiful Life” (produced by Ashton Kutcher).
Flynn’s last album For The Record (2011), was produced by Vermont singer/songwriter Gregory Douglasshe New England Deli Magazine said the new album is crafted with “a self-assured sense of commitment and what seems like another lifetime of reasons to sing.”