I cannot for the life of me remember how I discovered Lynn Miles. I think perhaps it might have been an accident, something I came across while I was looking for something else. I am heartily glad to have found her, though, because she’s kind of amazing! She’s yet another entry in my Obsession with Musical Canadians (headed by Stan Rogers, at present), and she writes some fascinating tunes. I’ve actually been brave enough to try covering two of them, but there are dozens more worth having a shot at, and they’re on my list.
The first one I tried (the first one I fell in love with, actually) is a song called “Surrender Dorothy” — it’s simply amazing, I think — sweet and sad and powerful. I wish I had the skills on the 6-string to play it properly. Instead, a while ago, I used it as an excuse to learn to do a little fingerpickin’ on the tenor guitar. I’d never tried anything of the kind before, and had no idea how it ought to work, so I just…faked it. :) It turned out reasonably well, for a first try at pickin’. I just sat myself down in front of the Flip and went for it.