Simon Lynge in Port Townsend

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Simon Lynge will perform with a trio with Richard Lobb and Janna Marit on Friday, November 11 at 7pm.

Simon Lynge’s music has a way of captivating one’s soul, at once melodic and beautiful, yet powerful in its presence and boldness. His lyrics are poetic, and speak candidly from personal experience, sometimes of inner darknesses and existential challenges. Astute observations of our world and humanity weave their way into his songs, and a real perception of the beauty of life lends to buoy the listener into a joyful space, even in the midst of deep sorrows.
After a nearly two year delay due to the pandemic, Simon was finally able to get into the studio with his band The Martial Hearts (Anders Pedersen on drums, Nicolai Land on bass and Richard Lobb on guitars, keys) in October 2021 at Viktoria Studios in Copenhagen with additional recording done at Rainshadow Recording in Simon’s hometown of Port Townsend, WA. The album will be released in 2022.

Simon grew up in both Denmark and Greenland. He always felt a strong affinity for his arctic homeland, with its abundant, unspoiled nature and deep connection to the earth and its creatures. Simon’s musical roots come from Greenland, where his father is an acclaimed accordion player, and his grandfather was a composer and conductor and namesake of a church choir in Qaqortoq, which still exists to this day.

Simon began singing as a boy in a church choir in Denmark, and was inspired to begin writing songs in his teenage years by the music of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and Crosby Stills & Nash, among others.
Simon’s music brought him to Copenhagen first, then to the UK and the US; London’s Sunday Times called his debut album ‘a breath of fresh island air”. His album, The Map of Your Life, was nominated as Best Album in The 2018 Independent Music Awards in New York. He has had several song placements on US network television and film, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV, performed at Glastonbury Festival, toured with Emmylou Harris and when he’s not wielding his instrument he can often be found on a soccer pitch.

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