NOTLOB PARLOR CONCERTS
AT THE LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE PRESENTS
Friday, June 20, 2008
Notlob Parlor Concerts are presented at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130. Built in 1760, the venue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been an historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size make it an ideal setting for acoustic music. Run by volunteers, 100% of the donations go towards series expenses and artist compensation.
"An intoxicating combination of Celtic and techno is what you'll find on An American Wake, the latest offering from Flynn. On "Alive" he sings, "You make 9 to 5 feel like a sunny afternoon," his rich baritone detailing the beauty of a lover as electronic drums mix with guitar and banjo. New England folk favorite Ellis Paul stops by to sing backing vocals on "Father of Mine," a tune sure to bring a tear to the eye of even the toughest tough guy. But other than Paul and a few other friends on isolated songs, what you hear is all Flynn. The multi-instrumentalist has written, arranged and performed all songs on the album. While this technique can sometimes result in a homogenous sound, Flynn proffers such a unique combination of instrumentation and musical styles that the album shines with all the brilliance of Irish emeralds under a flashing strobe light"
- Mare Wakefield, Performimg Songwriter
"Reflecting wisdom and heart, this passionate voice, woven into a rich, resonant sound texture, calls back memories of Bono and the mellower side of U2. His lyrics- and even more so, his voice- are so upfront and honest that you'll be helplessly moved, uplifted and motivated to go do something incredible. There is real meat and intelligence to these musical bones. Don't miss this talented and genuine artist."
- CD Baby
"He has made a gem of an album with Boston producer Flynn...It's a passionate album, vigorously sung by Paul, who seems ready to take the next step in his career"
- Steve Morse, Boston Globe
"And if you don't go to www.flynnmusic.com and order Flynn's new disc “Let the Show Begin” you're missing one of the best rising artists in the business. The first track, “Human” would be a No. 1 hit if small labels were allowed to be aired, “Pompei, Time to Move On” and “Sleep with Angels” are all very, very good."
- Peter Gammons, ESPN
"One of Boston's best upcoming singer/songwriter, rockers"
- Steve Morse, Boston Globe
Flynn is an amazingly talented and passionate Boston-based musician originally hailing from Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland.
With his guitar in one hand and suitcase in the other, Flynn set off to America to pursue his musical dreams in the fertile Boston music scene. Flynn quickly set out to making his dreams a reality when he co-founded the band "Cliffs of Dooneen". The band rapidly gained notoriety amongst thousands of Boston bands garnering several high profile Boston Music Awards including "Best Rock Band" and "Best Album" while selling out every venue in town. A major label record deal soon followed with a smash debut album, "The Dog went East and God Went West" (BMG/Critique). The first single, "Through an Open Window" became an immediate radio hit landing in the Top 10 of Billboard's Modern Rock charts. The band's exciting ride included constant MTV exposure, floods of national press, and cross-country tours playing all the famous rock stages across the country including sharing the stage with the likes of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins.
Flynn's music career path seemed to derail when a near fatal fall from a ladder put him in the hospital for weeks followed by months of rehabilitation to regain feeling and movement in his arms and legs; more importantly to Flynn, his ability to play music. Flynn kept his musical passion and desire intact; and amazingly wrote and produced his first solo CD "On Your Way" which was released 2 years to the date of his accident. This release would earn him another Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Debut Album of the Year", quite a feat in Boston, one of the most highly competitive American music scenes. The Boston Globe touted Flynn as "one of Boston's best upcoming singer/songwriter, rockers… The recent Boston Music Award winner is certainly deserving of that accolade."
Flynn's subsequent self produced releases included "Let The Show Begin", "An American Wake", and "The Answer’s Not Enough" (Black Wolf Records) all garnered critical acclaim and commercial success. His latest releases reflect Flynn's American journey, love, and fatherhood with an honest and emotionally powerful view of life.
Flynn's career has since taken many interesting paths from his major label rocker days. Flynn worked with the Hollywood icon Cher and Grammy Award winning producer David Kahne (Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett) to record his song "Human" for the Farrelly Brothers movie "Stuck on You". The movie starred Greg Kinnear, Matt Damon, and Cher. Director Peter Farrelly handpicked the song as performed by Flynn and Cher for the film's end credit song. On Broadway, Flynn's music compositions were featured in "Super-Man Live!”. This spectacle graced stages across the U.S. including Radio City Music Hall in NYC, The Kodak Theater in LA. and Boston's "Wang Center".
Recently, Flynn has been in demand composing music for a variety of films including: "The Legend of Lucy Keys" (with Julie Delpy), "Racing Against The Clock" (Uncommon Productions), "Flying Downhill: The Bode Miller Story”, and the award winning documentaries "True Guts", "Dream: The Movie", and "Color Blind". Numerous songs from Flynn have been placed on major network shows such as "All My Children", "The Young and the Restless", "One Life to Live", "Haunted", MTV's "Road Rules”, and NECN's "Be A Bruin" which earned Flynn an Emmy nomination for his musical score.
From Flynn's recording studio he has engineered, produced, and played on a variety of projects including three of Ellis Paul's releases: "American Jukebox Fables", "Essentials" (Rounder/Philo Records), and "The Dragonfly Races" (Blackwolf Records). He also produced songs by Antje Duvekot, including the song "Merry Go Round" used in Bank of America's national TV ad campaign.
Flynn is a musician coming into his own. He is in high demand with a steady stream of TV and film projects both as a composer and songwriter. Along with his solo and band performances, Flynn's compelling live show has been affirmed by sharing the stage with acts ranging from The Allman Brothers and Simple Minds to The Saw Doctors and Ellis Paul. Whether it is in the recording studio, concert halls, or intimate coffeehouse settings, Flynn combines his uncanny ability to reach people through song; drawing from the wisdom and insight that comes from surviving a life-changing event.
Artist’s website: http://flynnmusic.com/
Date: Friday, June 20, 2008
Suggested minimum donation: $15 + $1 LG House preservation fee.
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Reservations: As seating is limited to 40, reservations are recommended. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Reservations expire 15 minutes before concert time, when unclaimed seats will be released to walk-ins.
Venue & accessibility: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, the large yellow house at the intersection of Centre and South Streets, across the street from the Civil War monument. Handicap accessible; call 617-524-3158 for more information. Please do not call the venue for reservations.
Parking: The Loring-Greenough House lot holds 12 cars, gates are closed when full. Parking is also available on the street and in the public lots located behind Blanchard’s liquors, one block away, and at the intersection of Centre and Harris Streets, two blocks away.
MBTA: Take #39 bus from either Back Bay Station or Forest Hills Station to the Monument stop, directly in front of the Loring-Greenough House, at the intersections of Centre and South Streets.
Dining: There are several fine restaurants on Centre Street within 2-3 blocks, with on street parking and a large public parking lot behind Blanchard’s. At Centre Street Café – http://www.centrestcafe.com/ - (669A Centre Street, 617-524-9217), show proof of your reservation and get 10% off. More information at http://groups.google.com/group/notlobmusic/web/centre-street-cafe-becomes-a-notlob-restaurant-partner
Coffee, tea, water and pastries are available for a donation.