She’s known as “Spokane’s Queen of Soul” living up to it with haunting original ballads drawn from her own personal history and that of her closest companions. Her debut album, Liars, released in March 2015 is a product of countless stolen hours writing and recording at Amplified Wax Recording Studio, between 12-hour shifts at Sacred Heart Medical Center, where Stevie Lynne works as a registered nurse.
The lyrics and musicality are spare and graceful, engaging with real and complicated emotions, but pairing them with subtle instrumentation and a smooth, R&B voice reminiscent of the greatest women of the genre, from classic divas like Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone to more contemporary musicians like Adele, Christina Perri, and Norah Jones.
Stevie Lynne personally plays piano and acoustic guitar, and often plays with Sean Lamont and Alyssa Prime who add cello and additional vocals to Stevie Lynne’s sound.
Singing on stage at the age of 2, it wasn’t much of a leap to writing music at 11, following in the footsteps of her mother who also writes music, involving Stevie Lynne in her recording and passing along her passion. Along the way, Stevie Lynne has been influenced by a wide variety of artists, from Mumford & Sons, Passenger, and Ingrid Michaelson, to Sara Barielles, Michael Bublé, and Maroon 5.
No stranger to heartbreak, Stevie Lynne expresses her life story through song. You can hear the strains of a marriage divided, loss and betrayal and the slow path to healing for this old soul in every turn of phrase.
You’ll find Stevie Lynne and her music profiled in the pages of the Inlander and the Spokesman-Review, and telling the story of her album and musical path on Spokane Talks Radio’s Music Show. Catch a show at a local venue like The Ridler Piano Bar or The Bing Crosby Theater and experience the songs as they were meant to be heard: played live and sung like you’re the only one in the room.
Stevie Lynne offers a musical invitation to follow her into the empty rooms of loneliness, country roads of longing, and back alleys of heartbreak, and beyond the dark places to the acres of hope, healing, and learning to love again. Whether you’re listening to a recording, or live, she wants to take you along, and she’s hoping that her vulnerability will help you get in touch with your own, so that you too can keep rising higher.