Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful

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A linchpin of the rising Michigan indie/folk scene, 2009 Ann Arbor Folk Festival artist Misty Lyn pens haunting melodies over simple arrangements that traverse the gothic, literary fringes of American roots music. Pulling from a wealth of vivid, melancholic subject matter, her songs are cathartic and poetically rich works that stand boldly on their own, but when accompanied by her quartet, the Big Beautiful, realize new potential. She writes of her childhood struggles and the ensuing trials and tribulations encountered while working toward a greater purpose in life. While her music also celebrates the simple joy of being alive, there is always a common thread of nostalgia for things that are lost and those that are fading. What kind of music is it? The question seems almost irrelevant in Misty Lyn's unique world, but she told a French interviewer that "someone once called [me] 'gothic country' and I liked the sound of it." Misty Lyn and her band, the Big Beautiful, come to The Ark with a new release, "False Honey."

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