bi·og·ra·phy /bīˈäɡrəfē/ noun 1. an account of someone's life written by someone else. synonyms: life story, life history, life, memoir, bio
"Do what you love and find a way to get it out into the world" Singer/songwriter Judy Collins
For the past twenty eight years, Lynn has been helping singers and singer/songwriters achieve their dreams and goals. As a voice teacher, coach and mentor, Lynn works to develop each artist’s skills and confidence to deliver an honest, dynamic, heartfelt performance. She also helps prepare students for auditions, open mic's, touring and recording projects, including lyric writing and vocal arranging.
Whether you are singing covers or your own original material, students will learn how to best serve the lyric and melody with a focus on phrasing, rhythm, breath work, placement, vowel shaping and more, while incorporating live performance skills. Lessons include music backing tracks for practice and or recording purposes.
Lynn was born in Portland, Maine and grew up in two adjacent coastal towns in Cumberland and Yarmouth. Her Welsh Grandmother was a Soprano Soloist in the Baptist church, and her Aunts and Uncles all performers, sang and played piano. Music was always a part of family life, and listening to the radio and playing records was one of her favorite things to do. Lynn spent hours singing along to her transistor radio, or her 45’s. From Gospel, Rock & Roll and R&B, to Country, Jazz, Big Bands and Musicals, Lynn found she had a natural ability for expressing herself through music. Her influences included artists from the 50's, 60's, 70's. Artists like Elvis, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Glenn Miller, The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, and rock and roll bands of the 60's including The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, as well as The Mamas and the Papas, and later Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Patty LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Lucinda Williams.
With a childhood dream of moving to California and pursuing a career in entertainment, Lynn left her roots in 1994 and moved to Marin County, CA to pursue her love of singing and performing. She landed in Mill Valley, home of the legendary Sweetwater Saloon, and in a few short months, Lynn met master vocal coach Raz Kennedy who helped launch her music career, and the rest is “herstory.”
Lynn’s dynamic performances, and music industry connections, placed her in the forefront of the Bay Area music scene. Her band Asher & Paige, with fellow rocker Allyson Paige, was beloved by fans and musicians alike. Her performances came to the attention of Dave Getz, drummer with Janis Joplin’s original band Big Brother & The Holding Co. Before she knew it, Lynn was paying homage to her lifelong idol Janis Joplin, touring the U.S. as the lead singer for Big Brother and the Holding Company with 3 of the original band members, Dave Getz, Peter Albin and the late Sam Andrew. Lynn has also shared the stage with Grammy Award winning producer and drummer, Narada Michael Walden, (Whitney Houston, Aretha, Jeff Beck), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jerry Harrison, (Talking Heads) and Miles Schon, James Moseley, Bob Weir, James Nash, Raz Kennedy, Vicki Randle, Bonnie Hayes and many more. She also hit the Billboard charts with one of the Bay Area’s favorite bands Danny Click and the Hell Yeah’s!
An avid supporter of her local community, Lynn volunteers her time and talent to Bread & Roses, and the Narada Michael Walden Foundation. Lynn is also a passionate supporter of charitable organizations who support Breast Cancer research. Since 2009, Lynn has helped raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer performing at “Wine, Women and Song’s” annual benefit fundraiser, and most recently for “To Celebrate Life's" annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer. Lynn is also a member of the ACLU, and a former voting member for the Grammy's. Lynn was awarded the Narada Michael Walden Foundation Education Award for excellence in music education in 2017.
Lynn is often hired as a guest teacher at Marin Academy, and taught an after school vocal program at Hamilton Middle School in Novato in 2018 & 2019.
Lynn also developed a vocal performance workshop for adults which she taught for several years in Marin County, CA., and at Blue Bear School of American Music in San Francisco,CA
"Lynn is truly inspiring as an instructor, equipped with acute observation and effective and genuine communication skills. She responds to the unique talent that each student brings to the table, and builds upon those positive traits with appropriate, honest feedback and direction for improvement. Lynn facilitates collaboration amongst students in both sessions I've taken and has created a safe, fun and rewarding learning environment for all. Each student I've worked with through Lynn echoes the gratitude I share because of her ability to brings very diverse musical interests and personalities together to have fun while learning from one another." - Emily Goodwin
I am honored to have sung backing vocals on the following albums. This is a partial list.
A Winter’s Tale
Orla Fallon (founding member of Celtic Women)
Background vocals on 5 tracks
Ace of Cups
Background vocals on The Well featuring Bob Weir
Holding up the Sun
Background vocals 9 tracks
Lynn Asher & Michael LaMacchia
Get it While You Can
Lead vocals 6 tracks
Identity Crisis: Aliens Beduins and Leos
The Iambic Dream Project
Lead and backing vocals on July Rose
Lead vocals on Trails of Nepal part 1