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Lynn Crossett travels between Central Texas and Southern California performing songwriting-focused Indie Americana music. His latest album, In the Company of a Song, produced by Grammy Award winning alt-country legend Lloyd Maines, debuted at No. 6 on the Top 50 Americana Country Album Chart with three songs debuting at 9, 10, and 11 and reaching as high as No. 3. The album stayed in the top 10 for eight weeks and remained on the Top 50 Americana Country, Country, and Texas Album charts for sixteen weeks. Two songs, “California Ride” and “Child Support Trips,” were on the ballot for consideration in three categories for the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2024 for Best Americana Performance, Best American Roots Performance, and Best American Roots Song.

"Lynn Crossett began playing music while he was also beginning his professional journey as a college student in Austin, Texas. The highway that he hopped on leading him to success in the legal profession always had a parallel service road toward singer-songwriterdom. He now lives in San Marcos, Texas and teaches there full time as a law professor at Texas State University.

"While Lynn had no unusual, direct musical influence as a child, by the time he hit is late teens, he had developed a strong desire to play guitar. For a while, however, he felt intimidated by the prospect. Then he had an epiphany: '… I finally demystified it and realized ‘Wow, most of the stuff I like so much is just three or four chords.’ I realized I could actually play these songs, and almost immediately started writing songs …' Song writing has been his main endeavor ever since. 

"Getting better as a musician and singer has also been an ongoing pursuit for Lynn, but songwriting has remained his primary focus. 'The artists I admire the most are really good songwriters,' says Lynn. 'They may not be what we would consider talented singers, or have naturally pleasant sounding tone of voice, but they deliver wonderful songs. I’m more drawn to those artists because I probably identify with that more myself.' 

"In the Company of a Song is Lynn’s first professionally recorded album, released in April 2022. It was produced by Grammy Award winning alt-country legend Lloyd Maines and features not only the producer’s signature steel guitar work but also fiddle and mandolin by Dennis Ludiker (Asleep at the Wheel, Milkdrive) and harmony vocals by HalleyAnna Finlay Welch on two songs ('Warren and Whitney' and 'Child Support Trips'). The album contains a wide range of lyrical and musical themes, based on Lynn’s keen observations of life. Because he divides his time between his home base in Texas and Southern California, it also features a number of coastal-inspired tunes, like the tale of a busker on the Santa Monica Pier in the first song ('Stay Awhile'), and images of Los Angeles in 'Boulevard.' "

- Dan Walsh, Americana Rhythm Music Magazine (November 2022)

 

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In the Company of a Song

Lynn Crossett

Produced by Lloyd Maines, "In the Company of a Song" debuted at No. 6 on the Top 50 Americana Country Album Chart. It includes powerhouse fiddle and mandolin performances by Dennis Ludiker (Asleep at the Wheel, Milkdrive), piano by Chris Gage, and harmony vocals by HalleyAnna Finlay Welch. Available on all major platforms at

Produced by Lloyd Maines, "In the Company of a Song" debuted at No. 6 on the Top 50 Americana Country Album Chart. It includes powerhouse fiddle and mandolin performances by Dennis Ludiker (Asleep at the Wheel, Milkdrive), piano by Chris Gage, and harmony vocals by HalleyAnna Finlay Welch. Available on all major platforms at https://lynncrossett.hearnow.com.

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Album Review

San Marcos, Texas/California songman Lynn Crossett wisely chose Lloyd Maines as producer for his recent release, In the Company of a Song. Sonically, the album floats gently between Folk and Country, never completely falling under the banner of either genre as it presents the music of Lynn Crossett to comfortably fit in to multiple tastes. Lynn sets up as a busker on a California boardwalk for opening track “Stay Awhile” while he offers a personal resume over a myriad of strings in “Best of Me” as memories of younger days make a storyline for “Child Support Trips”. In the Company of a Song voices is title track as a late-night Folk jam while somber shadows color the melodies taking a “California Ride”. Lynn Crossett introduces “Warren and Whitney” on a spry Folk Country sway while describing “Dignity and Grace” with a filter of self-reflection, exiting In the Company of a Song walking a “Boulevard” of crushed dreams backdropped by air pollution purple mountain majesty and the concrete riverbeds of Southern California. 

- Danny McCloskey, The Alternate Root (http://www.thealternateroot.com/breaking-thru.html)
 

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