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The second part of the interview with Shirley. More interviews on their way and some album and poetry reviews too.
There have been times when Shirley Lynn has doubted herself or felt intensely critical of her work, but she works through this trepidation by reaching out to other musicians and making sure she shares her songs anyway.
I’m learning to have more confidence as a creative. I can recognise negative thoughts, hearing what they have to say is a part of my process as is being selective about the need to act on them or not.
Lynn explains that she has regained her confidence, gradually and methodically, through jamming, building to public performances and doing performances with others, such as muso Jim McCabe who she formed the duo Silktones with.
Lynn first performed with McCabe at Clifton Capers, when she was venturing out to perform after her long break from music in the public arena. This friendship and collaboration led to the current Liberty Album. Lynn and…
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