Lyn Besse McGinnis

Categories: Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Country, Folk


Lyn Besse McGinnis
Saskatoon, SK

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A blue sky prairie girl from Saskatoon SK with a guitar, a ukulele & a suitcase full of original songs. From kitchen party singalongs to soulful ballads.  Wonderfully simple melodies wrapped around a good story & served up with distinctive vocals.  Appealing to those who like solid lyrics, folk, traditional country & unique voices.  

Lyn finally took her music out of the bathroom (best acoustics in the house) to the rest of the world with her single song CD The cardinal in the window (2007) to raise money for cancer research; full length albums All Over the Map (2009)Next Time Around (2013); & single song CD The Veil of Tamar (2014).  New album coming in 2017.  

Lyn has played for audiences from 2 to 2000 - from house concerts & coffee houses to showcases & festivals - engaging her audience with music, storytelling & laughter.  



  • Next Time Around

    Various Artists

    October 2013

    A blue sky prairie girl from Saskatoon, McGinnis’ latest showcases her eclectic work as a songwriter. From kitchen party sing-alongs to soulful ballads, this 11-song collection features Bryn & Sean Besse on guitar, harmony, chest slap & accordion case percussion, with ukulele, Glenn Sutter’s harmonica, and Alex Rasmussen’s pipes & whistles. Strong melodies wrapped around a good story and served up with distinctive and well-seasoned vocals in folk, roots and country. “Two nephews, one granddaughter, a poem written by her great grandmother, a song for her cousin and her Mama’s pineapple ukulele...this is all about family!” Produced by: David j Taylor. Recorded at: Twisted Pair Productions, Regina SK.

  • A Simple Life

    Various Artists

    October 2018

    The third album from country/roots artists McGinnis features seven original songs about love, heartache & making the choice to live an authentic life. From an old school country ballad, to a one on one conversation with the Earth, the album is for those who like country, folk, strong lyrics and unique voices. McGinnis has been Semi-finalist in the Canadian Songwriting Competition, and participated in the Canadian Songwriting Challenge. The album also features another milestone for McGinnis: the release of her first official music video, for single ‘You Shine.’ Recorded at: Saskatoon Music Recording Studio, Saskatoon. Produced by: Terry Hoknes. Released: October 23, 2018