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Concert Reviews
Crystal Lynn - Country Music Artist
(Bonzai Bob’s, Lake Orion, MI - November 6th, 2004)

Having released her self-titled debut album Crystal Lynn at the ‘Lake Orion Barn Daze’ event last October 9th and following that up with her sophomore effort, aptly-titled Christmas With Crystal Lynn, Country Music Artist Crystal Lynn is one busy young lady.

Having found her creative self without losing her sense of joy in the music, Crystal Lynn took to the stage on this Saturday night confident, proud and ready to rock the place to the ground. Kicking things off with one of her electrifying originals ‘Heading South,’ she follows strongly with ‘Countrified,' the old Rod Stewart / Sheryl Crow-inspired song ‘First Cut is the Deepest.’ By now, Crystal Lynn is comfortably into her stride.

While at times still a shy, young girl, Crystal Lynn knows how to flourish when the music begins. Bringing the beat to the audience’s feet, the talented Country singer next brings us ‘Delta Dawn,’ Gretchen Wilson’s ‘Redneck Woman’ and the rockin,’ ‘Hard to Make a Stand’.

Crystal Lynn’s backing band, affectionately known as ‘The Posse’ are also on top form tonight. Backing her at every musical turn, no notes are dropped, no chords left un-strummed, and no limelight ever stolen. Coming back after a well deserved intermission, Crystal Lynn keeps the crowd entertained with songs such as Terry Clark’s ‘Girls Lie Too,’ Crow’s ‘Favorite Mistake,’ the original ‘Breakdown Here’ and the bouncy sing-a-long, ‘It's So Easy (To Fall In Love).’

Stepping off the stage and onto the dance floor to get closer to her fans, Crystal Lynn certainly knows how to musically reach out and touch those closest to her. The smiles on their many faces and the tapping of their feet all go a long way to prove that Crystal Lynn is headed in the right direction.

Bringing the set to a close with a cover of The Beatles’ ‘I Feel Fine’ and the classic Brad Paisley song ‘Whiskey Lullaby,’ she asks the crowd if they would like to hear one of her brand new, and original Christmas songs. They, of course, applaud their response and so ‘Wrap the World in Christmas’ is presented for the very first time to a live audience.

Review and Photos by Russell A. Trunk