[tweetmeme] [fbshare type=”button”] Dont’ be fooled by her gorgeously big blue eyes or gentle smile. Even over and above her powerful raunchy vocals and creative songwriting talents, VK Lynne is a girl with an opinion and make that a capitol O if you please!
No, she’s not your “I know it all!” girl, she’s more like the “may I say something now?” kinda girl. Quite simply meaning that she won’t sit in a corner or be somebody’s clothes hanger, because she’s a girl with a brain.
To date she has produced 3 albums, the most recent being “Whiskey or Water“, with her immense vocal and songwriting talents deliciously spread all over them. This is her story…
Singer/songwriter VK Lynne hails from Pennsylvania Dutch country, where she learned enough about the blues to sing them before she even owned a guitar. “Folks think that if you’re from that part of the country, you’re Amish”, she explains. “I tell them, ‘the Amish are there, but the white trash folks who live around them in trailers and such? Those are my people.’”
After college, she moved to Philadelphia, where she recorded her first 10-song CD, The Key of V. “The title was kind of a joke; the band would ask me ‘what key did you write this in?’ and I’d just shrug- I didn’t know word one of music theory at that point- finally, one session the guitarist muttered ‘the key of V.’- so it made perfect sense.”
However, staying in Philadelphia didn’t. So she packed up and moved to LA, where she began singing lead with Hollywood jam-band staple, Monogroove. “I really learned the scene that way- the clubs, promoters…and we were gigging constantly; Rin (the band’s founder) tossed me right into it; I was co-songwriter for the band, singing lead, playing rhythm guitar and harmonica- and to this day I don’t know how to play harmonica!”
Once she found her footing, she began re-focusing on her solo material, and left the band to make her second full-length CD, Black Halo. “Sound guys would come up to me after a show and say ‘I can’t believe that voice came out of that little body! You look like a little rock and roll angel up there!’. Then my band said, ‘Well, I guess a rock’n’ roll angel would have a black halo.’
Although my music is largely secular, I think you can be a rock star and have faith, even if the world thinks that gives you a black halo. By the time we were ready to do the CD, there was no doubt it had to be called that. It seemed to sum up who I was.”
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